Hazel Dooney
> 2013 TEN DICTA FOR YOUNG WOMEN WHO ARE ARTISTS
> 2012 KILL/JOY
> 2012 VENUS IN HELL REDUX
> 2011 THE FLESH EATERS
> 2011-2012 PORTRAITS
> 2010-2013 BIG PIN-UPS
> 2010 AMANDA PALMER ALBUM
> 2009 THE IF... STENCILS
> 2009 YES/NO STENCILS
> 2009 PRECIOUS BLOOD
> 2008-2012 DANGEROUS CAREER BABES
> 2008 COWBOY BABES
> 2007-2008 KELLY AND LIN
> 2006 VENUS IN HELL
> 2006 OTHER WORKS ON PAPER
> 2006 GRIFFITH REVIEW COVER
> 2005 STYLE SESSIONS NYC
> 2004 SELF VS SELF
> 2004 NATIONAL WORKS ON PAPER
> 2001 LAKE EYRE
> 2001 STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL
> 2001 TOO MUCH NEVER ENOUGH
> 2001 SLIGHTLY INDECENT
> 2001 READY SET GO!
> 2000-2012 SPORTS CAREER BABES
> 2000-2013 CAREER BABES
> 2000 FILM STILLS
> 2000 POLA AUTO-EROTICA
> 1999 ACCOUTREMENTS OF DESIRE
> 1999 OTHER WORKS
> 1998 ULTRA VIOLET ONE
> 1998 FASHION TARGETS BREAST CANCER
> 1998 OTHER WORKS
> 1997 STREET ART
> 1997 HAZED (FIRST EXHIBITION)
> 1996 EARLY PAINTING
> 1995 HOMOGENEOUS BABES
P.W. (detail)
M.M. (detail)
K.H. and C.G. (detail)

2011-2012 PORTRAITS

I have been asked many times to undertake portrait commissions and have
always refused. Then I recognised a compelling connection between a
long-standing theme of my work – the way advertising and entertainment
media shape a contemporary sense of self – and the traditional role of the
'public' portrait. I became intrigued by the idea that I could create a
reductive but still identifiable 'idealisation' of a subject which, like fashion
advertising or celebrity portrait photography, might transform their real-
world 'self' into an emotive 'product'. As large-scale, gleaming, sexy, and
super-real as a good fashion or lifestyle advertisement should be – none
would be less than 'life size' – these portraits might also be unsettling and
revelatory, even to their sitters.

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