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Title

Field of shadow and history


Artist

Lindy Lee

Australia

1954 -


About

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.


Details


Date

1992


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint, photocopy on Stonehenge paper on hardboard


Dimensions

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".


Credit

Gift of Andreas Wiessner & Christian Wichura 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gift Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

115.2013.a-ii


Artist information

Lindy Lee

Works in the collection

12