Monster Chetwynd

Crazy Bat Lady

2018

In Tate Britain

Artist
Monster Chetwynd born 1973
Medium
Photocopies on paper, on card
Dimensions
Support: 2940 x 1690 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tate Members 2018
Reference
T15104

Display caption

This is a large-scale self-portrait of the artist. It is based on a photograph taken by the artist’s mother. The original image has been manipulated using photocopies and collage, giving the face a mask-like appearance. A bat and a butterfly form the hair or an extravagant hat. The work reflects Chetwynd’s interest in staging and performance and presents a wry take on female stereotypes.

Gallery label, May 2019

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