25 Feb 2018

The mystery of the missing McLaughlin

From Standing Room Only, 2:26 pm on 25 February 2018

In the mid 1970s, a painting by American artist John McLaughlin went missing while it was moving between art galleries in New Zealand. Not only did it disappear. Before that, it had been badly damaged - even spat at by a member of the public. Now Los Angeles based Kiwi artist Fiona Connor has turned detective and created a film and exhibition - Object Classrooms - that trace the movements of John McLoughlin's long-lost painting. The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth, which organised the exhibition in the first place, commissioned Fiona's film and opened up its archives to her.