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Photograph, Hairstyle 1, 2013

This is a Photograph. It was designed by Nikolai Haas, The Haas Brothers, Pat McGrath, Simon Haas, Olivier van Herpt and Guido Palau and photographed by Fabien Baron.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Guido Palau as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is chromogenic print mounted on 3mm dibond.

Palau creates fantastic hairstyles inspired by history, art, music, and street style. He interprets and distorts these stylistic sources, yielding designs that challenge accepted norms of beauty. He consistently pushes the field—and our eye—forward. Beautifully photographed by Fabien Baron, the design presented here celebrates hair’s artifice. Palau mixes androgyny and ambiguity, and contrasts historicism and futurism.

This object was donated by Olivier van Herpt. It is credited Courtesy of Guido Palau.

Our curators have highlighted 7 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Brush (USA), 1938
  • silver, bristles, wood.
  • Museum purchase from Walter R. Scholz Memorial Fund.
  • 1998-21-2
  • Cameo
  • shell.
  • Gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1920-19-125

Its dimensions are

H x W: 170.2 × 125.1 cm (5 ft. 7 in. × 49 1/4 in.) (framed)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

This image has a Copyright statement: © Fabien Baron

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