Who is a Woman now?

2008
Davis, Kate
In 'Who is a Woman now?' Davis draws a crumpled postcard, folded in half like a body bent from the waist and propped against a dense black background. The image is based on a cheap reproduction (a postcard or print) of a de Kooning painting from his seminal 'Woman' series. Davis re-explores de Kooning's painting, significant at the time for the harsh, aggressive brushstrokes, snarled, toothy expression and wild talons, from her position as a woman artist working today. Kate Davis situates her work within a framework of cultural and historical movements referencing, in particular, art history, modernism and it's techniques and iconography. Rachel Arndt
  • Artwork Details: Framed size: 160 x 129.5cm
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  • Material description: pencil and screenprint on paper
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  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Collage
  • Accession number: ACC30/2007

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