Rozzie at Pisa’ voted one of New Zealand’s top ten paintings

Television arts show, Frontseat, has listed its viewer’s top ten in a search for the greatest New Zealand painting. Grahame Sydney’s Rozzie at Pisa is there along with Colin McCahon (Gate III, Northland Panels, Six Days in Nelson and Canterbury, The Promised Land), Rita Angus (Self-portrait and Cass) Robin White (Fish and Chip, Maketu), Bill Hammond (Watching for Buller) and Petrus Van der Velden (A Waterfall in Otira Gorge).

Frontseat asked a group of New Zealand’s art experts to provide them with recommendations of paintings that should be in the running. A selection of these was put on the Frontseat website, and viewers were asked to either vote for one of these, or to nominate a different painting