Leg Chair (Jane Birkin)

Hamilton, Anthea
Anthea Hamilton’s work often brings together seemingly opposing concepts. Leg Chair (Jane Birkin), one of a series of 10 chairs that the artist began in 2009, is formed of a simple stand and seat flanked by suggestively splayed Perspex legs. Tucked between the layers of Perspex, and into the top of a pair of knee-high socks, are images of the English actress Jane Birkin. Of her frequent use of pop-culture images – such as these images of Birkin – Hamilton has said: ‘Images complicate by their simple appearance: it is quotation, reference, collage, homage all in one’.
  • Artwork Details: 81 x 92 x 46cm
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  • Material description: Acrylic, brass, photographic reproductions, 7” single cover, nylon stockings, wax
  • Credit line: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist.
  • Theme: Figurative
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  • Accession number: ACC4/2014



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