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Collage on card
140mm x 200mm

In 1943, Australian artist Albert Tucker painted “Victory Girls” as part of his Images Of Modern Evil series. The girls in Tucker’s painting are gleefully surrendering their bodies to the advances of the sinister and grotesque Australian soldiers who were stationed in Melbourne at the time.

Victory Girls can be seen here

However, in my For Whom The Belle Tolls series, it is not their bodies that these girls are sacrificing to the occupying forces, instead it is their minds. The war has moved on from the battlefield, and is now played out in the domain of the media. They are now being ravished by information from broadcasts, newsfeeds, gossip magazines and billboards.

And as in Tucker’s Victory Girls, they enjoy these perverse advances.

Other works in the Series:

For Whom The Belle Tolls #1
For Whom The Belle Tolls #5

This work was exhibited in the 2005 Postcard exhibition at the Linden Gallery in St. Kilda, Melbourne, and was also included in issue 3 of No Tears magazine.

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Comments

  • Barssel
    Barsselabout 6 years ago

    Great portrait, love the treatment…………well done.

  • Ashley Justiniano
    Ashley Justinianoabout 6 years ago

    this is stunning!!!
    your work amazes me…

  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmerover 5 years ago

    Outstanding work!

  • Thank you very much Ruth! :)

    – Joel Lambeth

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago

    Yes, we allow ourselves to be portrayed as grotesque little monsters, don’t we?
    And of all things, the latest tool, Photoshop.

    What a great series.

  • C J Lewis
    C J Lewisover 5 years ago

    Wonderful collage work :)

  • Thanks CJ

    – Joel Lambeth

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoover 5 years ago

    Wow….your work is very unique and looks awesome as a collection in Solo Exhibition. Congratulations on that. VERY NICE!!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Joel Lambeth

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 5 years ago

    Wonderful series, many congrats on the Solo Feature

  • Thank you Vickie :)

    – Joel Lambeth

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 5 years ago


    Joel, Congratulations on this work, which was featured in your Solo Exhibition, Monday – Thursday, July 27-30, 2009!

    Additionally, a permanent gallery has been named in your honor,
    The Joel Lambeth Gallery, where this work also hangs.

  • Mark Skay
    Mark Skayabout 4 years ago

    wow!

  • Glad you like ;)

    – Joel Lambeth

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