The Blue Girl ; Irene Ferguson; 2007; 2008.002

Name/Title

The Blue Girl

About this object

Irene Ferguson, full-time artist, studied at the Otago School of Fine Art, and worked in the studio of Jeff Koons in New York City.

This piece won Ferguson the Adam Portraiture Award in 2008. The title deliberately references Thomas Gainsborough's 1770 painting, 'The Blue Boy,' a portrait of the artist's friend, Johanna.

"'The Blue Girl' represents empowerment in more than economic ways. She is a single, childless woman who owns her own hours. She also enjoys gardening. Her attire is casual and carefree but also mindful of the harm of the sun..." -Irene Ferguson

Maker

Irene Ferguson

Date Made

2007

Medium and Materials

Oil on Canvas,

Inscription and Marks

IJF 2007 , bottom right hand corner.

Measurements

167.5cm x 111.5 cm

Credit Line

NZPG

Object number

2008.002

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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