Art at Te Papa

Rata Lovell-Smith, Arbutus berries, 1936 (detail)

This week I was lucky enough to receive not one but two complimentary copies of the sumptuous new book, Art at Te Papa, edited by William McAloon and published by Te Papa Press. It's a hefty tome that includes reproductions of over 400 works from our national collection by New Zealand and international artists.

(foreground) Art at Te Papa
(background) Stanley Palmer print of Auckland, 1968

Each of the works is accompanied by a short essay. I contributed pieces on Rita Angus, Gretchen Albrecht, Richard Killeen, Jean Horsley, and Jacqueline Fahey (hence the free copies that came my way). It was incredibly difficult to write to a maximum 300 word-count per painting so the essays are short and snappy reference points rather than detailed pieces of research. It's a very handsome addition to our art book collection all the same.

Milan Mrkusich, Buildings, 1955 (detail)


Anonymous said…
Ooooh - lucky you!. Thank heavens for libraries

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