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Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1912 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1994

Beauty contest, chilli cook-off Indio Ca. U.S.A. 1981 Place made: East Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from multiple plates; collaged additions Support: medium-weight smooth white wove Arches paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark upper right corner, 'ARCHES 88 / FRANCE'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: trial proof
Edition: edition of 5

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Mary Macqueen '81'. titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Beauty Contest' Chilli Cook-off. Indio Ca, USA'. inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'T.P'. inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, 'Lift with small / bright / cutouts'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image 35.4 h x 45.4 w cm sheet (torn) 41.4 h x 52.1 w cm
Cat Raisonné: PIAP | 1980.0002 | impression | National Gallery of Australia | trial proof
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1985.
Accession No: NGA 85.538
Image rights: Courtesy Paulette Calhoun, for the estate of Mary Macqueen
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Melbourne, April 1985.