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Chantal Joffe (B. 1969)
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Chantal Joffe (B. 1969)

Black Camisole

Chantal Joffe (B. 1969)
Black Camisole
oil on panel
119 7/8 x 48in. (304.5 x 122.1cm.)
Executed in 2004
Victoria Miro, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004.
London, Saatchi Gallery, Body Language, 2013 (illustrated in colour, p. 39).
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Lot Essay

Standing three metres tall, Chantal Joffe’s Black Camisole, 2004, is an imposing example of the artist’s dynamic painting practice, characterised by its liquescent drips and flat planes of colour. Based on images of models from fashion magazines, the present work is taken from a series that challenges the impersonality and mask-like faces of the women portrayed in these glossy tomes, endowing them with an uncompromising sense of power and complexity. Born in 1969, Chantal Joffe lives and works in London. She holds an MA from the Royal College of Art and was awarded the Royal Academy Woollaston Prize in 2006.

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