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'Final domestic expose – I paint myself', by Jacqueline Fahey

'Final domestic expose – I paint myself', by Jacqueline Fahey

In the early 1980s there was an outpouring of feminist art by New Zealand women painters. As in this work by Jacqueline Fahey, much of women's art explored women's unique experience and was highly self-reflective. Here Fahey plays on the double meaning of 'painting myself' – both with the lipstick in hand at the centre of the work and also through the paint brush.

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Reference: 1983/47
Oil and collage on board by Jacqueline Fahey

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Jock Phillips, 'Arts and the nation - Artists reject nationalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/45028/final-domestic-expose-i-paint-myself-by-jacqueline-fahey (accessed 21 November 2018)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014