Useless, 1974, from the series "Scarred For Life"

1994
Tracey Moffatt (Australian, born in 1960)


Dimensions

80 x 59.7 cm (31 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1999.284.3

Medium or Technique

Photolithograph

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

An Australian artist of aboriginal heritage, Moffatt works in film, video, and photography. The portfolio Scarred for Life recalls the format of a 1960s weekly magazine, with disturbing scenes constructed by the artist. The grainy quality of the images intentionally suggests film stills, which creates the impression that these are details of a larger project and relate to a common story or theme.

Provenance

The artist; 1998, purchased by Diego Cortez, New York; gift to MFA, Boston, September 15, 1999

Credit Line

Gift of Diego Cortez in memory of Harry Brams