Nineteen sixty-one was one of McCahon’s most feverishly productive years, and the year in which he developed his iconic ‘Gate’ motif. This sketch hints towards this development: dark-edged solid forms float in ambiguous pictorial space, drifting beyond the edges of the painting.
16.4 x 20.2cm (image only)
27.8 x 35.2 x 0.1cm (including white matting)
made in New Zealand