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Balenciaga Dress X-ray print by Nick Veasey


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Originally created for the V&A Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition, Veasey has used X-ray technology to highlight the extraordinary detail of a 1954 Balenciaga silk taffeta evening dress. Revealing the subtle internal hooping that would ordinarily be hidden between layers of fabric, Veasey shows us that which is hidden in plain sight, creating a ghostly and beautiful print.


Nick Veasey


Width 500mm x height 700mm


Open edition. Giclée print on Somerset paper

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About the artist
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Nick Veasey

Nick Veasey is a British artist who exclusively uses X-rays to create his work. Since 1997, Veasey has used X-ray machines to fuse science and art, showing the unseen side of everyday objects, creating beguiling scenes and adding humour to this ordinarily medical medium. Multiple exposures of the same object are oven overlaid or digitally combined to reveal different textures in the final image. Veasey has harnessed the potentially dangerous technology to capture exquisite, poetic images that unravel the layers visible to the human eye and show us what lies beneath.