The Dusky Maiden - The Poi Room Ltd

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The Dusky Maiden

Heath Wilkes



The Dusky Maiden | Heath Wilkes

Drawing from his French Tahitian ancestry, Heath Wilkes has created this stunning Limited Edition Print. This artwork has been individually signed & numbered.

"While in the process of writing my upcoming book, ‘Mcphee’ the biography on late renowned artist & party boy Charles Mcphee, I came across various photos of Tahitian models captured in the 50’s & 60’s that Mcphee used to paint in his now collectible velvet paintings. Having family in Tahiti, I went about finding as much information as I could on these models whilst in Tahiti. Unknown to me one of the models in the photo was in fact a relative! I had the honor of meeting her before she passed away a few years back. Many have claimed to be the Original Dusky Maiden in Mcphees famous velvet painting… but she is the original. I have used the photo to create an artwork honoring her & Mcphees's velvet painting in my own style".

Limited Edition Print: 118 (the number of islands in French Polynesia)

Dimensions Framed: 
Width - 515mm x Height - 700mm


Please select from UNFRAMED or FRAMED*.
*There will be an additional 10 days delivery for framed prints. 
Choose from unframed or framed in a black or white overmatted box frame.

Please Note - 
The 'in situ mockup' is merely an example of visual representation within an environment and it does not truly reflect the size of the work. Please refer to the measurements above for the exact dimensions of this screenprint.

Love this artwork but wish we had a different size, shape or alternative colourway? The Poi Room can help facilitate the creation of a customized piece of art just for you. To find out more, please contact either of our stores or just click here.

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