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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.
An obscure portrait extracted <
- Production date
- wire, faux fur from Chelsea N.Y.
- 850 x 350 mm
- Credit line
- Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
- Accession no
- Copying restrictions apply
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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