Symbolic Conjunction (because)

Peter Ireland, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1993-1994.
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About the Work
This work was produced as a result of Peter Ireland's 1995 Tylee Cottage residency. This painting is the first in a very definite series looking at the intersections of particular European artists and the construction of a New Zealand art history. The first series included artists such as immigrants James Nairn, Edward Fristrom and emigrants such as John Weeks and Flora Scales.
Measurements
Image: 370 x 540mm
Media
oil on paper
Description
Image painted onto two adjoining paper supports of two profiles, one male with a pony tail, the other a queen wearing a crown. Drapery in both top corners, background is sky with clouds, at centre top is a vertical word BECAUSE. The work is painted in blues and violet with yellow lettering.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the Artist, 1995.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
08 Jun 1995

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Accession Number:
1995/11/1