An obscure portrait extracted <<daisy chopper accelerated>>

An obscure portrait extracted <<daisy chopper accelerated>>

  • Artist

    Jacqueline Fraser

  • Production Date

    2003

  • Medium

    wire, faux fur from Chelsea N.Y.

  • Size

    850 x 350 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003

  • Accession Number

    C2003/1/17

  • Accession Date

    13 Jun 2003

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification

    Installation

  • Collection

    Chartwell

  • Subjects

    hats, muffs, portraits, women, jumpers (dresses)

  • Description

    Jacqueline Fraser’s delicate constructions combine the elegance of fashion illustrations with allusions to the barbaric realities of our time. Fraser’s chic protagonists, often clad in designer fabrics, are juxtaposed with titles that refer to antidepressant drugs or military weapons. In An obscure
    portrait extracted, this fashionista is blindfolded by her New York faux fur hat while, we are told, a ‘daisy chopper accelerated’. The 6800 kilo BLU-82 bomb, used by the United States military in Vietnam and Afghanistan, is known as the ‘daisy cutter’ for its ability to flatten a forest.

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