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Title

Untitled 1987/88 , from the series Untitled 1987/88

1987-1988

Artist

Bill Henson

Australia

1955 -

  • Details

    Date
    1987-1988
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    type C photograph on marine ply
    Dimensions
    240.0 x 180.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated c.verso, black felt tip "Bill Henson 1987/88".

    Credit
    Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 1990
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    193.1990
    Copyright
    © Bill Henson. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

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    Artist information
    Bill Henson

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  • About

    In the late 1980s Henson began to explore a new way of presenting his photographs. Instead of creating one work composed of sequential images, he 'internalised' these multiple elements into one picture. In 1987 he produced his first large-scale 'cut-screen', using the subject matter of the metropolis with its nightlife and violence, its cold neons and implicit despair. The beauty of these images is disrupted when they are cut; they are then pinned and taped onto plywood screens. Most of the works are composed of a life-size central image surrounded by fragments of other photographs, often taken at different times or in different locations.

    extract from Isobel Crombie, first published Bill Henson, 46th Biennale of Venice, Australian Exhibitions Touring Agency Ltd, Melbourne 1995, republished Bill Henson: Mnemosyne, Scalo, Zurich/AGNSW, Sydney 2005 p 383

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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