Useless, 1974, from the series "Scarred For Life"
Tracey Moffatt (Australian, born in 1960)
80 x 59.7 cm (31 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
The artist; 1998, purchased by Diego Cortez, New York; gift to MFA, Boston, September 15, 1999
Gift of Diego Cortez in memory of Harry Brams