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Portrait Mode [Frieze London #02]

Modern and Contemporary Art

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Portrait Mode [Frieze London #02]

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nina Beier
Danish, born 1975

Date

2012

Medium

Found garment in wooden frame

Accession #

2016.231

Dimensions

68 7/8 × 45 5/16 × 2 3/8 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Portrait Mode (Frieze London #02) is a distorted assemblage of found clothing, so tightly pressed under glass that the garments lose their original identities and are instead transformed into prismatic abstractions of varying human- made animal prints. By blurring cultural markers, Beier’s work hovers between the tradition of historical landscape painting and the pixelated flatness of modern smartphone imagery.

Credit

Gift of David and Kim Schrader

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