Edition of 5 + 2 APs. The paper size for this image is 20 x 20 inches. Zwarte Piet series was produced in 1994-1999.
Fox's colour portraits of Black Pete (Zwarte Piet) assistant to Sinta Klaus (Saint Nicholas) pertain to a Dutch Christmas story. In mid november Sinta Klaus arrives by boat in every major Dutch city accompanied by 100's of Zwarte Piets (predominantly white women and children, blacked-up) who alternate between dancing clowns and menacing baton wielders.
The story originates from 16th century when Spain occupied the territory and had Moorish servants/slaves who would have served Sinta Klaus.
Images from this series have been exhibited in and are included in the collection of the MOCP, Chicago among others.