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Polly Borland, ‘The Queen (Mr. Stewart)’, 2017, NINO MIER GALLERY
Polly Borland, ‘The Queen (Mr. Stewart)’, 2017, NINO MIER GALLERY
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Polly Borland

The Queen (Mr. Stewart), 2017

Hand stitched wool tapestry
12 × 10 in
30.5 × 25.4 cm
$5,000 - 7,500
Location
Los Angeles
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About the work
Polly Borland
Australian, b. 1959
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Polly Borland is famous for her experimental, stylized, and occasionally unsettling portrait photographs. Borland’s subjects have ranged from Cate Blanchett to Queen Elizabeth II to musician Nick Cave, whom she has been documenting for 35 years. Borland, who draws inspiration from Diane Arbus, carefully directs the costumes, makeup, and poses of her models, creating scenes that are intimate and dysmorphic. Of the photographer Cave has said, “Polly seems to me to be shooting into a distorted mirror and simply bringing back heartbreaking refracted images of herself.”

Polly Borland, ‘The Queen (Mr. Stewart)’, 2017, NINO MIER GALLERY
Polly Borland, ‘The Queen (Mr. Stewart)’, 2017, NINO MIER GALLERY
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About the work
Polly Borland
Australian, b. 1959
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Polly Borland is famous for her experimental, stylized, and occasionally unsettling portrait photographs. Borland’s subjects have ranged from Cate Blanchett to Queen Elizabeth II to musician Nick Cave, whom she has been documenting for 35 years. Borland, who draws inspiration from Diane Arbus, carefully directs the costumes, makeup, and poses of her models, creating scenes that are intimate and dysmorphic. Of the photographer Cave has said, “Polly seems to me to be shooting into a distorted mirror and simply bringing back heartbreaking refracted images of herself.”

Polly Borland

The Queen (Mr. Stewart), 2017

Hand stitched wool tapestry
12 × 10 in
30.5 × 25.4 cm
$5,000 - 7,500
Location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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