Untitled (from Toxic Queen series)

David McDIARMID: artist

Not On Display

About the work

McDiarmid worked in Melbourne and Sydney from 1972-79 and in New York from 1979-1987. In 1988, he started working at the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as a workshop artist and art director. His Toxic Queen (1993) series were originally produced as a magazine-style artist’s book of the same title, a thirty-page, spiral bound work placing false news headlines in hand-cut lettering over appropriated imagery of film stills, gay iconography and newspaper and magazine clippings. It was printed as a series of unnumbered multiples, on a colour photocopier in McDiarmid’s studio. They employ texts of black humour to stark political effect.
Untitled (from Toxic Queen series)
Artist/Maker and role
David McDIARMID: artist
colour Xerox, signed
unnumbered multiples
29.7 x 21.0 cm each
Credit line
Gift of Neon Parc and the Estate of David McDiarmind, 2015
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the prints in our collection.