Zoe LeonardWax Anatomical Model (Shot Crooked from Above) 1990

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Zoe Leonard (born 1961)
Wax Anatomical Model (Shot Crooked from Above)
Date 1990
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensionssupport: 698 x 993 mm frame: 756 x 1067 x 39 mm
Acquisition Purchased using funds provided by the 2005 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2006
Not on display


This is one of a series of black and white photographs of medical curiosities that Leonard took in European museums in the early 1990s. It shows a model of a woman lying in a glass case viewed, as the title indicates, from above, at an angle that distorts. Leonard’s camera has cropped the edge of the woman’s body and her left arm, to include a partial view of the neighbouring glass display cases, mounted on decorative tables standing on a well-polished parquet floor, in the picture frame… (read more)

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