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Conservative inconspicuous

rayon; digital print
246.0 × 85.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
label, along bottom edge, printed black on cream: HAIR couture 2000 conservative inconspicuous douglas mcmanus
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Kaiser Bequest, 2000
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Textile hanging of cupromonium rayon fabric, with a large format digital print in shades of orange and black. The image features a male figure, with his one arm outstretched head turned to the side. He is semi-clad with one half of his torso clothed in a white business shirt, the other, with overlapping magnified squares of computer generated contour lines. The background design consists of a grid of squares in two sizes, featuring a series of body details. All edges are finished with overlocking stitch in black thread, and a narrow reinforced channel situated along the top edge houses the display mechanism.