A Picture that really did say a few words with great meaning
While sorting out through my pile of bits and pieces in the art box I came across a small clipping I had snipped out of a magazine in 1999. The picture "Storm Warning" by New Zealand artist Colin McCahon. The value then of the painting stood at NZ$1.5 million. The contraversy surrounding its sale by Victoria University was second to none. The painting was considered to be a public artwork and of significance in the art world. The painting was subsequently sold to private collectors and eventually was diplayed in the new Adam Art Gallery at the university. This is still my favourite New Zealand painting of all time and by a man of immense talent to go with the words written on the image.