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.
synthetic polymer paint, oil, wax, photocopied paper on hardboard
164.0 x 142.5 cm :
a-t - panels 1-20; 41 x 28.5 cm; each panel
Signature & date
Signed and dated c. verso each panel, black fibre-tipped pen "Lindy Lee/ 1999".
Gift of Andreas Wiessner & Christian Wichura 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gift Program
Not on display
© Lindy Lee. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Shown in 1 exhibition
Lindy Lee: the dark of absolute freedom, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, 04 Aug 1999–28 Aug 1999
Referenced in 1 publication
Lindy Lee: the dark of absolute freedom, Sydney, 1999, n.pag.. cat.no. 7; priced $7,500