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Hair couture 2000

leather, polyester, cotton, hair
80.0 × 60.0 × 30.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
label, square label attached to proper left shoulder with leather cord, transfer printed in light brown and black on white cotton: FASHION / CLASSICS / HAIR / couture / 2000 / NO PINS
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Kaiser Bequest, 2000
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Gallery 20
Level 3, NGV Australia
Physical description
A male torso form constructed with wet moulded tan leather covered with a polyester stretch knit singlet. The next layer consists of a white cotton business shirt, with strands of human hair attached at the cuffs, and centre front edge. A vest is attached over the shirt, made from a wet moulded tan leather insert, covered with cream and brown synthetic fur. The fur pile is parted and sculpted into a series of swirls simulating rows of animal teats. The shirt collar is finished with a short polyester jacquard tie, with a digital transfer print in red, black and green. The torso is fitted with an internal framework from which to suspend the work for display.