Poll Tax by Lester Hall
Digital PrintImage size in millimetres: 485 x 330
Signed edition on velvet fine art paper using K3 archival inks studio printed by contemporary NZ print-maker Lester Hall
From Hall's "Aotearoaland" series Poll Tax refers to the discriminatory tax levied on immigrants from China in the early days of New Zealand settlement. The portrait of a young Chinese woman wearing a tiki is a riff on the famous painting Chinese Girl in a Yellow Jacket by Vladimir Tretchikoff. The artist has taken all of this series off the market for good now, we have just one left.
Poll Tax by Lester Hall features in these collections at New Zealand Fine Prints' Christchurch gallery:
Lester Hall Prints
Editions by Contemporary New Zealand Printmakers