Self Portrait Smoking by Rita Angus

Self Portrait Smoking by Rita Angus

Print Code: 8715
NZ$49.95 Sold Out

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Fine Art Print

Image size in millimetres: 380 x 480

In this print Rita Angus portrays herself as a “modern woman” – urbane, stylish, and in complete control of her own destiny. Everything in the painting is carefully staged, from the cigarette – billowing perfect smoke rings – to the beret, casually clasped over her elbow. Angus stares boldly out of the picture, a challenging yet guarded figure. Angus first exhibited this work in 1937 under the title “Portrait”, so that only those who knew her would recognise it as a self-image. Today, it is one of her best-known pictures and is now available for purchase as a print for the first time. This print run has now sold out.

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