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Marcia Weisbrot
Pencilhead Press
San Francisco, CA

The Pink Slip

I use women’s clothing, mostly dresses, as a narrative form to explore female identity and experience. The Pink Slip is a timely piece that sarcastically looks at unemployment using a decorative, feminine format. With its old fashioned look, it reminds us that unemployment has been with us for a very long time. The full text reads, “We regret to inform you that after today your services are no longer needed. Please pick up your last check in the office.”

Paper, thread, lace, solvent transfer type, wire or Plexiglas (not shown) for hanging or stand. Machine and hand stitched from original pattern design. 6 x 16 inches. 2006. Edition of 10. $395.

To purchase, please contact Laura at 23 Sandy Gallery.

Marcia Weisbrot
San Francisco, CA

After the War

The full text reads: “During the War I worked at a man’s job, but was paid a woman's salary. After the war…”

This dress, modeled after a 1940’s Dior design references the women who worked during the war but were pushed back into the home at the wars’ end, creating a feminist backlash and a new consumer class for the post-World War II goods and services.

Paper, thread, buttons and solvent transferred type, wire or Plexiglas (not shown) for hanging or stand. Machine and hand stitched from original pattern design. 6 x 16 inches. 2008. Unique. $600

To purchase, please contact Laura at 23 Sandy Gallery.

 

 
   
 

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