Lyn Hagan: The Mexican Mafia and Me

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Artworks based on accounts of those closely involved with a Mexican Mafia hitman

Artist Lyn Hagan with Tony, a Mexican Mafia hitman, in San Quentin prison


Until 7 February 2016 (historic exhibition)


Tony is a Mexican Mafia hit-man on Death Row in San Quentin State Prison. His letters to artist and penpal Lyn Hagan, along with those to other women, form part of this exhibition, which also features artwork based on accounts from those most closely involved in Tony’s life.

Hagan’s practice is situated within a long tradition of artists and writers working with prisoners.


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