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    Punch & Judy Stick it Out

    Lithograph on paper
    22 1/4  x 30 1/4 in.

    Punch & Judy Stick it Out uses satirical imagery to address the unnatural and all too common binary of love and violence. The work references Punch and Judy,a traditional puppet show popularized throughout Europe that features cyclical domestic violence and sexism. The show originated in 1662 and can still be seen today. Judy is depicted as a shrewish, nagging wife who is often subjected to the brunt of her husband’s “slapstick,” which he uses to beat her and other prominent characters. Bailey Doogan often addresses the female condition in her work. Her first profession was as an illustrator, until frustration with gender inequality in the field placed her on the path to becoming an independent artist. Her most recent work looks at issues of aging and society’s response to the aging female body.
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    Punch & Judy Stick it Out, 1986
    Bailey Doogan
    Lithograph on paper
    22 1/4  x 30 1/4 in.
    Segura Publishing Company Archive, museum purchase 1997.009.048

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