Friday, August 01, 2008

Seems like only yesterday they put his work on stamps

Victory over death 2 comes up trumps in its hallowed halls, only to be overwhelmed by the smattering of ancillary works which garner that predictable thread of empty landscape despair and provincial malaise which comes abruptly to halt in the spiritual futility of McCahon’s beseeching.”
Harold Grieves tosses out a backhanded compliment and a couple of good kicks in the latest Art New Zealand.
Image: McCahon stamp set published in 1997