31 January 2007

The new McCahon

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.

5 comments:

Martha said...

I'm with you brother. I am coveting Michael Parekowhai's work a lot more at the moment than Shane Cotton (who I still covet a fair bit).

tinks said...

I totally understand - paying off the latest purchase yet still have a list of next works to get longer than my arm, not aided at all by the fact that the Cotton I really want is $75k...

Martha said...

Lotto is the only real solution. Hard work is just so, well, hard.

tinks said...

Absolutely. It's my new ambition in life to be on teh Winning Wheel. And also take over Art New Zealand. But mostly the winning wheel thing.

Elizabeth Love said...

Hi. I am enjoying reading your posts on the subject of art. Thanks for the links to other sites discussing the insane art business! All are just what I have been looking for.