An obscure portrait extracted <<daisy chopper accelerated>>

An obscure portrait extracted <<daisy chopper accelerated>>

  • Artist

    Jacqueline Fraser

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    wire, faux fur from Chelsea NY

  • Size

    850 x 350 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    13 Jun 2003

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • 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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