Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Elephant in the room

Artists have always paid homage to other artists and these days not many people would fall to the ground in a faint at the sight of one artist’s signature style being borrowed by another. So it’s surprising to see in Webb’s latest auction catalogue that Alan Smith has written around 500 words on Ralph Hotere’s painting Song of Solomon in Webb’s latest catalogue without any reference to McCahon at all. Tough call for the elephant.
Image: to see an image of Hotere’s painting Song of Solomon go here