I love seeing works purchased in Gallery 139 in their new homes. This work was purchased by Dr Carolyn McKay and now lives on her office wall in the University of Sydney alongside Joerg Lehmann black and white photograph to the left and to the right the work by Ben Rak. Exhibited during the solo exhibition LAST WORDS by Simone Paterson, the work quotes the final words written by convicted petty murderer, John Arthur Spenkelink before he was executed in Florida, US in 1979.
As a Scholarly Teaching Fellow at the University of Sydney Law School, this work fits perfectly on the wall of her office and resonates her own research interests into "justice, prisons and prisoners, visual criminology, surveillance and policing."
If you have purchased a work from the gallery over the past 2 years, send a photo to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me little about where it is hanging now and if you don't mind I'll blog about it here.
~ Ahn Wells