Poll Tax by Lester Hall
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Poll Tax by Lester Hall

Print Code: 9113
NZNZ$395.00 Endangered


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Digital Print

Image 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.  Lester has withdrawn this series from sale as he wants to move on to new work.  We have just one left of this popular image.

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