Rose Wylie

Pin Up and Porn Queen Jigsaw

2005

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Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Unconfirmed: 3660 x 3660 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Members 2013
Reference
T13784

Display caption

Here, Rose Wylie’s subject matter is drawn from a range of visual culture. The pin-up on the left is based on the actress Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits 1961. The treatment of her hair echoes the cross-hatching technique in the woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The head on the right derives from that of Annabel Chong, drawn from Wylie’s memory of a television documentary about the formerporn star.

Gallery label, September 2016

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