A grain of wheat, 1970

Record number
cm001022
Title
A grain of wheat
Date
1970
Medium
synthetic polymer paint
Support
unstretched canvas
Dimensions
2080 x 3435 mm
Inscriptions
A GRAIN OF WHEAT. McCahon MURIWAI FEB.'70 (brushpoint, b.l.)
Credit line
Purchased 1978 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds
Accession number
1978-0009-2
Extended inscriptions
IN TRUTH in very truth I tell you
a grain of wheat
remains a solitary grain unless
it falls into the
ground and DIES
but if it dies it becomes
a rich harvest
Exhibition history

1970 Colin McCahon Recent Paintings: Victory Over Death or Practical Religion
Barry Lett Galleries
Auckland
2/3/1970 - 15/3/1970

1972 An Exhibition of Paintings by Colin McCahon
Peter McLeavey Gallery
Wellington
6/3/1972 - 24/3/1972

1983 Colin McCahon: The Mystical Landscape
National Art Gallery
Wellington
12/12/1983 - 21/1/1984

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

Notes
The text is John 12:24, from the New English Bible.