Tracey Moffatt
Heart Attack, 1970 1994

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Tracey Moffatt born 1960
Heart Attack, 1970
Date 1994
Medium Lithograph on paper
Dimensions Image: 800 x 600 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1998
Not on display

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Drawing on memories from the artist's childhood, these works mimic photo spreads from the American magazine Life. The terse captions hint at the traumatic stories behind the images. Moffatt has commented: 'A person can make a passing comment to you when you are young and this can change you forever. You can be "scarred for life" but it isn't necessarily a bad thing. The photographs can be read as both tragic and comic - there is a thin line between both.'

August 2004

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