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Gabon, textile
1982

Artist/s name
Medium
screenprinted cotton
Measurements
107.3 x 150.7 cm
Place/s of Execution
Italy
Accession Number
CT124-1985
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with the assistance of the National Gallery Women's Association, 1985
Gallery location
Mid 20th Century Contemporary Art
Level 3, NGV International
About

For many, the work of Ettore Sottsass and his Memphis studio group based in Milan, with its bold colours, eclectic references and ironic wit, is the epitome of 1980s postmodern object and interior design. Nathalie du Pasquier’s Gabon textile was the result of an ‘ethnic-metropolitan’ mix of sources, including rock music, comic book graphics and trips to Africa, Australia and India. In a typically postmodern manner, du Pasquier explained that ‘the geometric motifs are the result of a jerky dance my imagination was engaged in’.