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An image of Field of shadow and history by Lindy Lee

Lindy Lee

(Australia 1954 – )

Field of shadow and history
Media categories
Mixed media painting, Painting, Print
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint, photocopy on Stonehenge paper on hardboard

160.0 x 164.5 cm:

a-ii - panels 1-35; 32 x 23.5 cm; each panel

Signature & date
Signed each panel verso, pencil "Lindy Lee". Dated each panel verso [excluding part p], pencil "1992".
Gift of Andreas Wiessner & Christian Wichura 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gift Program
Accession number
© Lindy Lee. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

Lindy Lee is a senior Sydney based artist associated with appropriation practices of the 1980s and early 1990s. Lee's works from this period comprised of gridded photocopied details from old master portraits, overlaid with veils of paint and sometimes splattered with ink and wax. They considered our cultural distance from European 'masterpieces' as well as the aura of an original and our experience of it through ubiquitous reproductive technologies.

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