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Coat from the HAND ON HEART Collection, Autumn/Winter

A work made of cotton, wool, and horn or plastic buttons.

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  • A work made of cotton, wool, and horn or plastic buttons.

Date:

2011–12

Artist:

Walter Van Beirendonck
Belgian, born 1957

About this artwork

This coat’s design emphasizes the idea that what we wear expresses who we are and how we relate to the world. Walter Van Beirendonck combined a classic menswear silhouette with unexpected additions such as the hand-shaped zippered pocket.

Van Beirendonck is an original member of the Antwerp Six, an influential avant-garde fashion group, and continues to create designs with un- conventional details and graphic elements that comment on contemporary social issues such as gender and sexual identity.

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Currently Off View

Artist

Walter Van Beirendonck

Title

Coat from the HAND ON HEART Collection, Autumn/Winter

Date

Made 2011–2012

Medium

Cotton, wool, and horn or plastic buttons

Dimensions

102 × 61 cm (40 × 24 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of John Lavine and Meryl Lipton Lavine

Reference Number

2019.1333

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