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Title

Yourizen

2008

Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 –

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  • Details

    Date
    2008
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    life cast self-portrait head in silicone rubber and plaster cast gilded with silver leaf, and mantilla
    Dimensions
    installation dimensions variable
    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    410.2011.a-c
    Copyright
    © Mike Parr
    Artist information
    Mike Parr

    Works in the collection

    79

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  • About

    This sculpture accompanied the Gallery's 'Bronze liars (minus 1 to minus 16)' 1996 installation when it was exhibited in 'Mike Parr: The Tilted Stage' curated by Anthony Bond at Hobart TMAG in 2008. The head belongs to Parr's self portraits as a bride but in this case the mantilla and the gilded stump lend a phallic suggestion to the image.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

    • Mike Parr, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 21 Nov 2008–01 Mar 2009

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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