Dress

Mike Brookfield
1985

Type Dresses
Title.Series Dress
garment was part of a clothing range
Measurements.Dimensions 100cm x 80cm image size
Materials.Medium 100% poplin
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
Base fabric is multi-coloured and the images are layered over the top.
Creator.Personal name Mike Brookfield
Role Designer
Creator.Corporate name Virus
Role Manufacturer
Date.Design 1985
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_mibr_005
Style/Period.Period 1980's
Style/Period Op-art
Subject Grid patterns, chequered patterns, faces, thin lines and a background of fluorescent colours.
Subject Op-art printed dress.
The screens were printed at random over the fabric. Using dark coloured patterns over a fluorescent background of pink, orange and yellow. The bodice is dark blue and fluoro pink.
Relation.part of Range of garments for a fashion label
Description The dress was made from fabric printed by hand at the Virus workshop. The image was created by "random chance association" from existing Virus screens. This dress shows pop art/op art imagery in a street style; emphasised by combining the graphic symmetrical pattern with bright fluorescent colours. Very much a Virus look from this time.
Source Mike Brookfield
Mike Brookfield provided information about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson
Reseacher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Mike Brookfield
Permission has been given by the artist to present this work in NZDA.

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