Monday, February 11, 2013

Gloomy bears

“I have tried to come up with a selection that feels good, or conveys a sense of joy. It is an antidote, perhaps, to the gloominess associated with New Zealand art…”
Edward Hanfling in Two hundred and forty years of New Zealand painting.

“There is too much gloomy art in New Zealand.”
Chris Findlayson, Minister of the Arts, Culture and Heritage

"New Zealand. Like a play by Strindberg with music by Mantovani."
Comedian Barry Humphries (thanks V)