Critical Writing Index

'Coiffure": From Hair to There

by Janet Wilson

Washington Post, 1991, p. 1

A review of Murial Magna's painting, photography, sculpture and video work at Gallery 10 in Washington. Mixing art history with pop culture imagery Magna offers a satirical glance at our continuing obsession with hair as a projection of power. One of her most noteworthy pieces is her video trilogy where historical figures such as Louis the XIV and Landy Godiva, square off in a battle for hair domination. With her lavish attention to detail and costumes Magna successfully translates background a in painting to the video screen.

ITEM 1991.073 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

In Denfense of a HairdoMurial Magena

Salon DooMurial Magena

Coiffure CarnivalMurial Magena