Mike Brookfield

Type Skirt
Title.Series Sperm
Part of a range of fashion garments
Measurements.Dimensions skirts came in different sizes, image size is 30cm x 30cm.
Materials.Medium 100% poplin
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
White image on black fabric.
Creator.Personal name Mike Brookfield
Role Designer
Creator.Corporate name Virus
Role Manufacturer
Date.Design 1987
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_mibr_002
Style/Period.Period 1980's
Culture Popular
Subject Mini-skirt printed with sperm.
Subject Black background printed with white human sperm.
The skirt is short and black and has a zip up one side. The sperm are printed in white. Most are swimming upward, but 25% are swimming toward this upward stream.
Relation.part of From a range of fashion garments.
Description The image was put on to silk screen photographically and handprinted at random with white ink on to black fabric. Mike Brookfield created unique images for his Virus label that were often provocative, giving the label an edge in the youth market.
Source Mike Brookfield
Mike Brookfield provided information about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson.
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Mike Brookfield.
Permission has been given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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