Rosemarie TrockelUntitled 1986

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Artist
Rosemarie Trockel (born 1952)
Title
Untitled
Ohne Titel
Date 1986
MediumWool and acrylic
Dimensionsobject: 2200 x 1505 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1987
Reference
T04931

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This is one of Trockel’s many works made of machine-knitted wool, which are produced following her pattern designs. Trockel first exhibited geometric knitted works in 1985, and later started using her mass-produced fabrics to make balaclavas and other items of clothing. Her early geometric patterns were followed by well-known images and logos, from the Playboy Bunny to hammers and sickles and swastikas. In such works, the differences between decorative motif, logo and ideological symbols are disturbingly blurred.

August 2013

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