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On display at V&A South Kensington
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Young Icon

2009 (made)
Place Of Origin

Collage of a model's head

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
Young Icon, Model Project material by Barbara Nessim, 2009
Physical Description
Collage of a model's head
  • Width: 280mm
  • Height: 216mm
Marks and Inscriptions
The title, artist signature and date of work are inscribed on the reverse of the collage
Gallery Label
Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life (V&A, 2013; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 2014-15) 1. Ancient Beauty 2. Historical Glance 3. InVision 4. Young Icon 5. Runway Runner Studies for The Model Project 2008-09 In 2008 Nessim collaborated with the photographer Karl Rudisill on The Model Project. The aim was to examine ideas about beauty, desire and women’s relationship with fashion. She later used Rudisill’s photographs of model Kimberly Lamb as the basis for collages. The accompanying book records the photo shoot and Nessim’s simultaneous drawings, as well as the collages. Collage Museum nos. E. 71 to 75-2013
Credit line
Given by the artist
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record createdNovember 23, 2012
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