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.
Image: 370 x 540mm
oil on paper
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.
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the Artist, 1995.
08 Jun 1995