While we're on the subject of who's next, the subject of 'Who is the next McCahon' came up over dinner last night.
The general consensus was that Shane Cotton was the best bet. Which I didn't really agree with, but couldn't think of a better example of someone that constantly pushes their work in new directions, and had the potential to hang a legacy over New Zealand art like a brooding raincloud over an empty Central Otago landscape.
But riding in to work today I got to thinking a lot about Micheal Parekowhai being a bit closer to the mark. Will probably elaborate at some stage.