Victory over death 2, 1970

Record number
cm001502
Title
Victory over death 2
Date
1970
Medium
synthetic polymer paint
Support
unstretched canvas
Dimensions
2075 x 5977 mm
Inscriptions
VICTORY OVER DEATH. 2. (brushpoint, b.l.); THE WAY THE TRUTH & LIFE. / MURIWAI. FEB. '70 McCAHON. (brushpoint, b.c.)
Credit line
Gift of the New Zealand Government, 1978
Accession number
79.1436
Extended inscriptions
AM I

'Now my soul
is in turmoil
and what have
I to say?
Father, save
me from this
hour.

No, it was
for this
that I came to
this hour

'Father, glorify your name.'

A voice sounded from
heaven.
'I HAVE
GLORIFIED
IT, AND I WILL
GLORIFY IT
AGAIN.'

'The light
is among you
still, but not
for long. Go
on your way
while you
have the light
so that darkness
may not over-
take you. He
who journeys
in the dark
does not know
where he is
going.

I AM

The crowd standing
by said it was
thunder, while
others said, 'An
angel has spoken to him.' Jesus
replied, 'This
voice spoke for
your sake,
not mine.'

the light
is among you

While you have
the light,
trust to the light,
that you may
become men of light.'

'My way is Known to you.'
Exhibition history

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

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

1972 McCahon I Am
Peter McLeavey Gallery
Wellington
5/1972 - 5/1972

1972 Colin McCahon Paintings
CSA Gallery
Christchurch
14/10/1972 - 3/11/1972

1973 International Markt für Aktuelle Kunst
Düsseldorf Art Fair
Düsseldorf
29/9/1973 - 10/1973

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

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

2002 Colin McCahon: A Question of Faith
Stedelijk Museum
Amsterdam
30/8/2002 - 10/11/2002

Notes
The text is John 12:27-31, 35-36, from the New English Bible.