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coloured inks, synthetic polymer paint, plastic, glitter and self adhesive plastic collage on canvas
126.0 × 90.0 cm
inscribed in blue fibre-tipped pen on on reverse u.c.l.: "MARTY"
inscribed in blue fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.c.: PAT LARTER
inscribed in blue fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.c.r.: AUGUST 1995
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
© Courtesy of the artist's estate
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The subject of the work, Marty, is photographically reproduced on canvas by the superscan laser technique which involves computer-controlled airbrush guns spraying acrylic-based pigment inks. Marty is nude, kneeling on a bed, looking toward the camera. The figure is surrounded by impasto glitter paint piped, brushed and spread across the canvas. The entire environment surrounding each figure has been articulated and decorated with glitter, gel and reflective fragments of plastic and found objects.