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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 No. 3. 15th March 1972

[Letter from Kay Nairn to Salient. Vol 35 No. 3. 15th March 1972]


The proof of a failed painting is when nobody notices it. Such seems to be the fate of the mammoth (white elephantine?) Don Binney painting purchased by this association. The poor, dull thing, it was a part of the establishments of NZ painting and this Students Association even before it was hung. In truth, it was a part of the establishment even before it was painted- because it has been painted so many times before, and not only by Binney. How long will the imitative, ingenuous and barren frauds of NZ painting be allowed to perpetuate themselves?

Kay Nairn