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Model
Model Model

By Koos Breukel

Model
Model Model

At first glance, it seems a photographic model is posing here. Her pose is that of an old-fashioned Hollywood diva: stylish, holding a cigarette. However, a close look reveals that the model bears scars from burns caused by an aeroplane disaster in Faro, Portugal (1990). Koos Breukel’s photographs often tell a traumatic story in a subtle manner. The surface conceals a tragic incident. The images are also somewhat documentary in character. In ‘Model’, the woman’s expression is conspicuously neutral. She shows her wounds without emotion.

Year

1999

On display

No

Material

gelatin-silver print | gelatin-silver print

Dimensions

124 x 98,5 cm

Credit

Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem

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