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Colin McCahon: I Am

Television (Excerpts) – 2004

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I think you put on the canvas something I know about New Zealand but have not learnt how to say: the raw vitality and brutal simplification ...
– James K Baxter in a 1947 letter to Colin McCahon
I imagine people looking at it and then looking at the landscape and for once really seeing it and being happier for it and believing in God and ... in the impossibility of people owning and having more rights to a piece of land and air than anybody else.
– Colin McCahon in a 1939 letter to Toss Woollaston, about his painting 'Harbour Cone from Peggy's Hill'
Having been somewhat on the outside of McCahon's paintings looking in, it was marvellous to watch this unpretentious and informative documentary and to be finally let in. A great piece of work.
– Jane Bowron in The Dominion Post, 21 September 2004, page B7