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Medium
oil on canvas, Meranti (Shorea sp.)
Measurements
(184.4 × 102.8 cm) 208.0 × 126.4 cm (framed)
Inscription
inscribed in brown paint l.r.: Bezor / 1981
Accession Number
DC21-1981
Department
Contemporary Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Michell Endowment, 1981
© Annette Bezor
Gallery location
Not on display

Frame

Original, by Alan Neech, designed by the artist

Annette Bezor’s painting, The snake is dead, 1981, (acquired in that year) has a frame carved in meranti by the artist’s friend Alan Neech to a design by Bezor.
The carving takes the form of a snake threaded in and out of the flat panel of the frame.
The frame is used as an adjunct to the image – in part referencing trophy frames as a framing form.

Framemaker
Alan Neech
Date
1981
Materials

carved timber (meranti)