Are there not twelve hours of daylight, 1970

Record number
cm000011
Title
Are there not twelve hours of daylight
Date
1970
Medium
synthetic polymer paint
Support
unstretched canvas
Dimensions
2077 x 2580 mm
Inscriptions
McCAHON FEB 70 MURIWAI (brushpoint, b.r.)
Accession number
C1994/1/144
Extended inscriptions
Are there not
twelve
hours of DAYLIGHT
Anyone can walk in daytime
without stumbling because
he sees the Light of THIS World.
But if he walks after nightfall
he stumbles because the Light fails him.
History
1970 Auckland: Colin McCahon: Recent Paintings: Victory Over Death, or, Practical Religion, Barry Lett Galleries, 2-15 March 1970, cat. no. 1.
1972 Wellington: [Paintings by Colin McCahon], Peter McLeavey Gallery, Wellington, 6-24 March 1972, cat. no. 1, $1200.
1984 Sydney: Colin McCahon: I will need words (Satellite exhibition of the Biennale of Sydney), Power Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Sydney, 11 April-17 June 1984, cat. no 14.
1988 Auckland: Colin McCahon: Gates and Journeys, Auckland City Art Gallery, 11 November 1988-26 February 1989, cat. no. V2.
1991 Hamilton: Cross Currents: Contemporary New Zealand and Australian Art from the Chartwell Collection, Waikato Museum of Art and History, 14 July-25 August 1991, cat. no. 35.
1996 Amsterdam: Under Capricorn. The World Over. Art in the Age of Globalisation, Stedelijk Museum, 28 June-18 August 1996.
2002 Amsterdam: Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith, Stedelijk Museum, 30 August-10 November 2002.
Notes
The text is John 11:9-10, from the New English Bible.