Don Driver

Three ladders

Three ladders by Don Driver

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Ladders painted in the three colours support that symbolic cliché of prurient behaviour: greasy and stained overcoats. In this context, men’s clothes are rendered as both predatory signs and disconcerting artefacts. Compelling ideas about the sordid ‘peeping tom’ and the grotty ‘flasher’ intermingle in a sculptural assemblage that expresses much about wicked male character. (Self and Other, 2003)

Title
Three ladders
Artist/creator
Production date
1981
Medium
tea chest, overcoat, ladder
Dimensions
595 x 505 x 410 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 1982
Accession no
1982/29
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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