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'Casual Victim' type C colour print by Hiram To

Made
Photograph, 'Casual Victim', Type C colour print, paper, Hiram To, Hong Kong, 1990-1997.
Colour print in portrait format titled 'Casual Victim' taken in 1990 of a man dressed in dark clothing (the photographer) standing alongside the Barker Road Peak tram station in Hong Kong holding an oval sign saying 'Club World'. The tram tracks run down the right of the photograph with trees in the background. The photograph has an overall blue tint to it.

Summary

Object No.

97/234/1

Object Statement

Photograph, 'Casual Victim', Type C colour print, paper, Hiram To, Hong Kong, 1990-1997

Physical Description

Photograph, 'Casual Victim', Type C colour print, paper, Hiram To, Hong Kong, 1990-1997.
Colour print in portrait format titled 'Casual Victim' taken in 1990 of a man dressed in dark clothing (the photographer) standing alongside the Barker Road Peak tram station in Hong Kong holding an oval sign saying 'Club World'. The tram tracks run down the right of the photograph with trees in the background. The photograph has an overall blue tint to it.

Dimensions

Height

1776 mm

Width

1176 mm

Production

Made

Notes

Hiram To was born in Hong Kong on 11 July 1964 and has lived and worked in Scotland and Australia. He moved to Australia in 1986 and exhibited extensively. Hiram To returned to Hong Kong in 1995 where he is currently executive officer for Visual Arts at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
'Casual victim...champagne dreams, caviar wishes...' shows the photographer standing alongside Barker Road on Mount Victoria Peak tram station in Hong Kong, holding a sign inspired by British Airway's Club World logo. His shirt cuff bears the name of Japanese avant-garde designer Rei Kawakubo's Comme Des Garcons label. 'Casual Victim...' is typical of To's work, a melding of high art with popular culture, in particular fashion, photo-journalism and graphic design.

This photograph was taken in 1990. This particular print was made in 1997.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1997

Acquisition Date

27 August 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Casual Victim' type C colour print by Hiram To 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 November 2022, <https://ma.as/157466>

Wikipedia

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