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Penny Siopis

Pinky Pinky (Model Prisoners)

Pinky Pinky (Model Prisoners)

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Title: Pinky Pinky (Model Prisoners)
Medium: Six colour lithograph
Size: 38 x 50.5 cm
Edition size: 40

In the Pinky Pinky series of hand printed lithographs Penny Siopis explores the psychological and mythical terrain of South African teenage girls. Pinky Pinky is a ''mythical" figure that makes himself known to prepubescent and pubescent girls in the largely Black townships and schools of South Africa. He tends to be an urban creature but has put in an appearance in rural areas.

For the three smaller prints Siopis used the Star newspaper (a Johannesburg daily) as her starting point. Thus Renaldo (it was the time of the 2002 World Cup), a Zimbabwean Farmer (Zimbabwean land crisis reaching fever pitch) and Model Prisoners (widespread corruption at Bloemfontein prison exposed by inmates on video) are used as a way of conveying some of the facets represented by Pinky Pinky.

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