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fibreglass, polyester resin, synthetic polymer paint, steel
20.1 × 16.4 × 25.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Brisbane, Queensland
Accession Number
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through the NGV Foundation with the assistance of the Joan Clemenger Endowment, Governor, 2003
© Chales Robb/Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney
Gallery location
Level 2, NGV Australia
Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1993, Melbourne-born Charles Robb’s practice has been marked by an interest in forms of portraiture. His own image dominates his work. In Trophy, 2002, Robb’s self-portrait is mounted upon the wall like a hunter’s prize. The viewer is forced to observe his likeness from above, challenging traditional ideas of portraiture and display, and subverting viewers’ expectations.