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Hanneke Benadé

No more bobby pins

No more bobby pins

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Title: No more bobby pins
Medium: Six colour lithograph
Paper size: 46 x 38.5 cm
Image size: 46 x 38.5 cm
Edition size: 30

""Portraits have always occupied a major part in my work. We spend much of our visual lives directing our gaze at the faces of others. Somehow every portrait I do is a self-portrait and explores themes others can relate to, a state of in-between.

The work 'No more bobby pins' is just a simple portrait of a girl with short hair. The portrait started out as a girl's  with a long braid. The composition didn't work out with the braid so I decided to 'cut her hair' and it looked better thereafter. Hair often signifies a change beyond the physical act of cutting off one's tresses. Hair is still seen as a woman's 'Crown and Glory' and by cutting it she somehow loses her sexual potency. A bobby pin is a type of hairpin or clip used in coiffure to hold hair in place." Hanneke Benadé

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