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  • Date:

    1986 (made)

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 1009, box C


1986 (made)

Descriptive line

20thC; Wiener Andy, A Rake's Progress No. 5, Meets His Match

Labels and date

Label for 'Making It Up: Photographic Fictions' (3 May 2013 - 12 January 2014):

Andy Wiener (born 1959)
No. 2: Childhood
No. 4: As an Eligible Bachelor
No. 5: Meets his Match
No. 6: The Marriage
No. 8: Breakfast SceneNo. 9: Sometime After the Marriage
From the series A Rake’s Progress

These photographs refer to William Hogarth’s series of paintings about the downfall of an extravagant, womanising ‘rake’. All the figures wear masks of the same face, suggesting the central character’s egotism. While Hogarth’s rake ends up in an insane asylum, Wiener’s descends into madness in front of a television, in a scene the artist says, ‘corresponds to a modern Bedlam’.

C-type prints
Museum nos. Ph.341-1987, 343, 344, 345, 347, 349

Subjects depicted

Transvestite; Gender; Cross-dresser


Photographs; Gender and Sexuality


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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