St. Lucia: University of Queensland Art Museum, 2012.
28cm x 25cm. 128 pages, colour photographs. Spiral bound, white lettered plastic boards.
Celebrated Australian photographer, Polly Borland is famous for her experimental, stylised, and occasionally unsettling portrait images. This exhibition catalogue is from her survey show at UQ Art Museum (University of Queensland), the first to bring together the various diverse threads of her practice. Curated by Alison Kubler, it includes portraits of famous faces such as Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the series Australians, The Babies, Bunny and Smudge, and the most recent series, Pupa. “Borland, who draws inspiration from Diane Arbus, carefully directs the costumes, makeup, and poses of her models, creating scenes that are intimate and dystrophic.” This copy is signed by Borland.
Very minor shelf wear. Minor offsetting to title and last page. Near Fine Condition. $100 AUD.