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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Shelf DR84, Case MB2A

Variable Sheets

Drawing
1965 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Design drawing for plastic dress intended for performance art, 'Variable Sheets' by Stephen Wilats, pencil and bodycolour on paper. The design consists of two sheets of paper stuck on card, and each sheet has its own part number.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Drawing
  • Drawing
Materials and Techniques
Pencil and bodycolour on paper
Brief Description
Design drawing for plastic dress ' Variable Sheets' by Stephen Willats; pencil and bodycolour on paper; Britain; 1965.
Physical Description
Design drawing for plastic dress intended for performance art, 'Variable Sheets' by Stephen Wilats, pencil and bodycolour on paper. The design consists of two sheets of paper stuck on card, and each sheet has its own part number.
Dimensions
  • Height: 111cm
  • Width: 76cm
Current mount size: 1184 x 842 mm (May 2013)
Credit line
Copyright Stephen Willats
Object history
A dress was constructed of P.V.C. for performances but the variable panels were attached with zips and not poppers. The dress was also known as the 'Optical Shift'.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Baker, Malcolm, and Brenda Richardson (eds.), A Grand Design: The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London: V&A Publications, 1999.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1615A-1984

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record createdJanuary 21, 2003
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