Poll Tax by Lester Hall
Print Code: 9113
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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.