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Breda Lynch

Woman from Another Planet 2016

This work is part of a series called Pulp Fiction (2016-2020), which focuses on the representation of otherness and queer, lesbian identities as presented through the retro genre of lesbian under-the-counter ‘Pulp’ fiction. These pocket paperbacks mushroomed in production in the early 40’s to late 60’s after the introduction and enforcement of the Hays production code in the American film industry in 1930 and parallel to the publishing of the Kinsey Report in the 40’s. Before the 60’s sexual revolution such paperbacks provided a peak into perceived scandalous, erotic encounters of the same sex. Often the featured female characters were depicted as sexual predators into Satanism, witchcraft, BDSM, or even more fantastical grotesques that even came from another planet.

MediumBlack and white colouring pencil on rose pink tinted Canson paper
Dimensions Unframed, 65 x 50 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2021
Item NumberIMMA.4249
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Breda Lynch, Woman from Another Planet , 2016, Black and white colouring pencil on rose pink tinted Canson paper, Unframed, 65 x 50 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2021

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Breda Lynch

Artist, curator and teacher, Brenda Lynch attended the Crawford College of Art, Cork, Chelsea College of Art, London and the University of Wolverhampton. Lynch has exhibited extensively, including group exhibitions in Scotland, England, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Thailand, China, USA and Australia. She is represented in a number of national collections including the OPW, NUIG Collection, Luciano Benetton Italy, Trinity College Art Collection, Limerick City Gallery Collection.

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