Phantom Country 1
. Digital Ink Jet print.
All works printed by the artist on A3+ Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and K3 Archival Inks. Each print is personally signed by Lester.Dimensions,
Small: 330mm x 240mm, Medium: 485mm x 330mm, Large: 600mm x 420mmDelivery Time:
Approx. 7 days within New Zealand
The Phantom was always a favorite of mine when I was young. He was a daily in the Dominion Newspaper. I was surprised when I saw his image being hawked in up-market NZ galleries for high prices. My images of the Phantom are me taking advantage of his history in New Zealand art. I paint a character I enjoy in a style I love while making ironic comments about who we are as a country. Are we really Green? Is our hope for biculturalism a pipe dream? Or are we the quiet and secret heroes of western politics?