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The snake is dead
1981

Medium
oil on canvas, Meranti (Shorea sp.)
Measurements
(184.4 × 102.8 cm) 208.0 × 126.4 cm (framed)
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.r.: Bezor / 1981
Accession Number
DC21-1981
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Michell Endowment, 1981
© Annette Bezor
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Annette BEZOR
The snake is dead 1981
Framemaker
Alan Neech
Date
1981
Materials

carved timber (meranti)

About

Annette Bezor’s painting, The snake is dead, 1981, (acquired in that year) has a frame carved in meranti by the artist’s friend Alan Neech to a design by Bezor.
The carving takes the form of a snake threaded in and out of the flat panel of the frame.
The frame is used as an adjunct to the image – in part referencing trophy frames as a framing form.