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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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Oil and collage on board by Jacqueline Fahey
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