Rex Butler is Professor of Art History and Theory at Monash University, Australia. He writes extensively on Australian contemporary art and critical theory and is the author or editor of 11 books. Laurence Simmons is Professor of Film Studies in Media and Communication at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has written extensively on Italian and New Zealand film.
While many voices have rightly and eloquently spoken up in tribute to Colin McCahon on his recent 100th anniversary, Rex Butler and Laurence Simmons have built over the years the lasting foundation for a profound critical and historical reckoning with McCahon's inestimable, yet troubled contribution to world art. Here is its culmination, and I couldn't be more grateful for it.-- Professor Thomas Crow
A profound critical and historical reckoning with McCahon's inestimable, yet troubled contribution to world art.-- Professor Thomas Crow