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Photograph

  • Date:

    1986 (made)

  • Museum number:

    PH.344-1987

  • Gallery location:

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

Date

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
1986

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
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Subjects depicted

Cross-dresser; Transvestite; Gender

Categories

Photographs; Gender and Sexuality

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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