Luise Fong

Virgin

Virgin by Luise Fong

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For Luise Fong painting can be seen as metaphor for the body. Its drips and stains are like the body's own fluids, and its surfaces like the skin that contains them. The body is presented in Fong's works as site of both seduction and violence, eroticism and mysticism.

-William McAloon, from 'home and away' exhibition, 1999

Title
Virgin
Artist/creator
Production date
1994
Medium
acrylic, ink, gouache, and enamel on board
Dimensions
2040 x 2565 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2014
Accession no
2014/8/1
Other ID
C1994/1/528.1-3 Old Accession Number
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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