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90/814 Outfit, 'New Age Business Suit', mens, various materials, designed and made by Peter Tully, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-1989. Click to enlarge.

'New Age Business Suit' mens outfit by Peter Tully

Designed
Peter Tully is one of Australia's most significant artist/designers working in the field of art clothing. He uses the materials of contemporary life to explore the primitive and tribal behaviour and patterns of post-industrial society in his work which he describes as "urban tribalwear". This outfit is an extraordinary play on the concept of the conformity of the business suit for men. It was especially designed and made for the exhibition 'Australian Fashion: The Contemporary Art' shown at …

Summary

Object No.

90/814

Object Statement

Outfit, 'New Age Business Suit', mens, various materials, designed and made by Peter Tully, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-1989

Physical Description

Ensemble, men's, 'New Age Business Suit', designed and made by Peter Tully, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1988-1989.

Two piece wool flannel suit, shirt and accessories with applique holograms and found objects (recycled suit, new accessories). Accessories include headpiece comprising motorcycle helmet, perspex, hologram foils, compact discs and plastic squids; 'scorpion skin' plastic tie; pair of purple nylon socks; pair of hologram eyes glasses; briefcase of clear plastic with applied holograms. The ensemble has a mannequin and stand, pair of shoes and replacement pair of spectacles.

Production

Notes

The ensemble was created by Peter Tully in Sydney between 1988 and 1989.

History

Notes

Tailored suit made in 1956, recycled by artist for commissioned work produced for Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences. Produced for travelling exhibition 'Australian Fashion'.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1990

Acquisition Date

27 August 1990

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