Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Open Mike

The current issue of Art & Australia has a photograph of Michael Stevenson’s recreation of Ian Fairweather’s raft on the cover. There is also an article on Michael by Wes Hill who incidentally is doing his PhD on another OTN Favourite Jeff Koons. You can read a condensed version of Hill’s piece, an interview with Michael, here. The issue also features writing by Murray Bail, author of the main reference book on Ian Fairweather, and long time supporter of the work of Colin McCahon. In 1990 Murray came to New Zealand to try and get a McCahon catalogue raisonné up and running but met with opposition from the director of the Auckland Art Gallery at the time. You can re-read that sad story here if you want to punish yourself.