Wahine (Miss Kiwianaville) by Lester Hall

Wahine (Miss Kiwianaville) by Lester Hall

Print Code: 9707
NZ$495.00 Sold Out

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Kiwiana Portrait

Print size in millimetres: 330 x 485
Signed studio printed edition, printed the artist on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper using K3 archival inks.

Update: This print has been withdrawn by the artist, we have 1 left before it will be sold out. Sold Out. Miss Kiwianaville is an image about the the love of things Kiwi and the beauty we are creating about it. Hall says “I have taken an archetypal White female image from the internet and colonized the page with it and looked for what it is we love about where and who we are. It also suggests a need to stamp on the motifs that make us hip and groovy. All people like to create a look. A way to see who we are. The love affair New Zealanders are having with “Kiwiana” I think is evidence of the pendulum swinging back against the “appropriation” arguments of the 80s and 90s which have proved themselves to be very last century. Kiwis want to celebrate the individual styles that our society has created. Many of these revolve around the likes of Moko and Kowhaiwhai patterns so specific to Maori but also the likes of the “Buzzy Bee” and Kowhai flower.” Wahine (Miss Kiwianaville) is set in stamp style to link with Hall’s stamp series but there is also the original simple portrait version still available, titled “Miss Kiwiana”.

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