MOFFATT, Tracey; Beauties (in cream)
Tracey Moffatt, one of Australia's best known contemporary artists, both nationally and internationally, studied film and video production at the Queensland College of Art. Through her art practice Moffatt explores a broad range of images and genres drawn from popular culture including film, photography, television and mass-produced publications.
The photographic series 'Beauties' was created in the 1990s. For these works, Moffatt cast a 1950s studio portrait of her uncle in three different colours. This Warholian handling of the photograph suggests a 'type' that is undermined by Moffatt's introduction of an Indigenous Australian man into the Hollywood image of the young postwar cowboy.
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