How is the hammer broken, 1961

Record number
cm000677
Title

How is the hammer broken

Date
1961
Medium
enamel
Support
hardboard
Dimensions
1218 x 905 mm
Inscriptions

C. M. OCT. NOV. '61. (brushpoint, b.r.)

Credit line
gift of the artist, 1981
Accession number
1981/11
Extended inscriptions

O EARTH, EARTH, EARTH. (l.l.-l.r.)
HOW IS THE HAMMER OF THE WHOLE
EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND
BROKEN. (b.l.-b.r.)

Exhibition history

1961 Contemporary New Zealand Painting 1961
Auckland City Art Gallery
Auckland
11/1961 - 12/1961

1969 McCahon's McCahon's 1943-1963
Moller's Gallery
Auckland
10/3/1969 - 28/3/1969

1972 Colin McCahon: A Survey Exhibition
Auckland City Art Gallery
Auckland
7/3/1972 - 23/4/1972

1978 Colin McCahon: Numerals and Stations, Landsapes and Religious Subjects
Auckland City Art Gallery
Auckland
6/11/1978 - 4/12/1978

1988 Colin McCahon: Gates and Journeys
Auckland City Art Gallery
Auckland
11/11/1988 - 26/2/1989

1996 Under Capricorn. The World Over. Art in the Age of Globalisation
City Gallery Wellington
Wellington
6/6/1996 - 18/8/1996

2001 Answering Hark: Caselberg/McCahon: Poet/Painter
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland
17/3/2001 - 20/5/2001

2006 Towards Auckland: Colin McCahon the Gallery Years
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland
12/8/2006 - 25/3/2007

2011 Toi Aotearoa: Colin McCahon - Texts and Gates
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland
3/9/2011 - 28/1/2013

Notes

The main text of this painting is taken from Jeremiah 50:23.