Hazel Dooney
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hazel Dooney has no less than three works in Menzies’ prestigious sale of Australian and International Fine Art and Sculpture in Melbourne, at 6:30pm on Thursday, 11th December. The first is Flirt Pose 1, from 2001, painted in high gloss enamel on custom-made board,100cm x 150cm. Its pre-sale estimate is $A8,000 to $A12,000. 21C Feminism: Resized for Easy Consumption, from 2002, measures just 40cm x 50 cm. Its pre-sale estimate is $A4,000 to $A6,000. Finally, Rave Doll (Resized For Easy Popular Consumption), painted in 2011 in high gloss enamel and metallic silver enamel on canvas, measures 40cm x 65cm. Its pre-sale estimate is $A3,500 to $5,000.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The enamel paintings mentioned in SALEROOM REVIVAL (above) can be viewed pre-auction in Sydney from Wednesday, 26th November to Sunday, 30th November (11am to 6pm weekdays, and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm) at Menzies, 12 Todman Avenue, Kensington. Tel. 02 8344 5404. They can also be viewed in Melbourne from Thursday, 4th December to Wednesday, 10th December (11am to 6pm weekdays, and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm) at Stonington Mansion, 336 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. The auction will take place at 6.30pm on Thursday 11th December at Menzies Gallery, 1 Darling Street, South Yarra, Melbourne. Tel. 03 9832 8700.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A small Los Angeles-based company, Morphik, is offering one of Hazel Dooney’s most controversial images, The Terrorist, from her iconic Dangerous Career Babes series, as a wearable collectible. Morphik’s gallery of wearable, limited edition art has featured works by, among others, Junko Mizuno, Nathan Ota, Susan Kae Grant, Bob Dob, CRASH, and Fernando Chamarelli. Each is displayed in a custom-designed metal frame set on a distinctive leather cuff or strap (Hazel’s  fave is the ‘Hot Pink Anaconda’ cuff). Prices range from $US66 to $US110. To reserve The Terrorist, which will be released very soon, please email Morphik – info@morphik.com – or look out for its release on the Morphik web site.


2001 High gloss enamel on custom-made board, 100cm x 150cm.

“Hazel’s independent, outspoken stance on various feminist and creative issues has elevated her as a courageous, provocative and highly successful artist.”
Robert Doyle, the Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Australia, 2013

"It may be true that a picture is worth a thousand words, because if there's one thing... Hazel Dooney has been criticised for time and time again, it's saying too much."
Peppermint Magazine
, Australia, 2013

"Hazel Dooney isn’t for everybody and that’s what I always liked about her."
, USA, 2012

"...her work has become some of Australia’s most coveted. At once confronting, thought-provoking and unabashedly voyeuristic, her works flirt between the genres of pop, punk, erotica and just a hint of manga."
Map, Australia, 2011

"Her work... has been the cause of much controversy, and her outspoken persona and direct involvement often blur the line between artist and art."
Stated, USA, 2011

"Her provocative work has captured the attention of many of the trendsetters of our time. The subject matter is intensely sexual yet it evokes a kind of girlie openness that is refreshing. Nothing about her work or her nature is compromised. The work is pivotal and it strikes a chord within the viewer and makes them succumb to an inner dialogue with themselves... Her art is a deep conversation of the roots of emotion, of memory, of passion and the exploration of the human body."
– Obvious Magazine, USA, 2011

"Hazel Dooney grabs life by the shoulders and headbutts it...  She is utterly uncompromising."
The Zone, from The Age, Australia, 2010

"Hard-edge, erotic Pop meets Tank Girl."
Gaping Void, USA, 2008

"Dooney has both extraordinary depth as an artist and a sound painterly technique." 
Vogue Australia, Australia, 2007

"Hazel Dooney walks the razor's edge between respect and celebrity in today's artworld."
Australian Financial Review, Australia, 2006

"Hazel Dooney found considerable commercial success early in her career with self-portraits rendered in tight graphic lines and highly charged colours. With a strong nod to pop art, these works were very much about surface... With her current show, however, Dooney has ripped the surface asunder, revealing a troubled and troubling potpourri of psychological self-investigation and an obsessive fascination with arcane ritual."
- The Sunday Age Preview, Australia, 2006

"These works carry the subversive and slick trademarks of contemporary consumer culture. Her work comes across as an intense exploration of personal eroticism filtered through a candy-coloured palette."
The Sunday Age Agenda, Australia, 2004

"Peter Booth, Hazel Dooney... Jeffrey Smart are all members of a select breed of artist who, for the benefit of all concerned, cast a somewhat critical and even destructive eye over their artwork. These artists do not turn out bad art."
The Weekend Australian, Australia, 2003