Category: Work of the week

Jean Paul Gaultier Dress 1987

This Dress reveals Gaultier’s longstanding fascination with and transformation of lingerie. With its stretch panels and circular-stitched, cone-shaped cups quoted from 1940s and 1950s foundation garments, Gaultier’s interpretation has become a modern classic. This influential work was a precursor to …  More

Takahiro Iwasaki Reflection Model

Takahiro Iwasaki is recognised as one of the leaders of Japan’s new generation of young artists. Paying great attention to technical perfection, visual presentation and philosophical content, Iwasaki creates intricately detailed models that reinterpret iconic historic buildings and contemporary cityscapes. …  More

Jusepe de Ribera Martyrdom of St Lawrence 1620-24

Jusepe de Ribera was a Spanish-born artist who spent his entire artistic career in Italy, where he was the leading painter in Naples during the first half of the seventeenth century. An autograph work from the early 1620s, the Martyrdom …  More

Fox and Freeze FF1, chair 2009

FF1, chair was the first product produced by design cooperative Fox and Freeze and was nominated in 2012 for the OVAM Ecodesign Award, the leading European prize for sustainable design innovation. The apparent simplicity of the chair’s execution belies its …  More

André Masson’s Ecstacy 1938, 1987 (cast)

André Masson’s Ecstasy, a major new acquisition for the NGV’s sculpture collection, encapsulates the Surrealists’ determination to challenge conventional morality by embedding frank depictions of violence, sexuality and sex within their art. These themes preoccupied Masson throughout the 1930s, during …  More

Margaret Preston Stenocarpus – wheel flower c.1929

When Margaret Preston returned to Australia in 1919 after living in Europe, she called for a truly ‘national art’ founded on the imagery of Australia’s Indigenous peoples. Preston was influenced by Indigenous art as well as by international contemporary art …  More

Robert Jacks Timbrel and harp soothe 1965

Robert Jacks is one of Australia’s most accomplished and significant abstract artists. His debut solo exhibition at Gallery A, Melbourne, in 1966 was an immediate success – the sellout show received extensive critical acclaim and launched Jacks’s artistic career.   …  More