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Bear Work Wear (Black)

© the artist. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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The work takes its form from a promotional bear suit that has been remade minus its head. The headless suit is constructed from canvas and screen-printed with a rococo fur pattern created from a repeated stylised chrysanthemum design.

Manchester Art Gallery





canvas, zip, cloth webbing, thread, foam, paint & hook


H 186 x W 51 x D 33 cm

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purchased through the Contemporary Art Society's Sculpture Fund which is supported by Cathy Wills. This work is co-owned by: Grundy Art Gallery, Manchester City Galleries, Victoria Gallery and Museum, Walker Art Gallery (National Museums Liverpool) and the Whitworth.

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Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

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