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14 Nov, 2013

In pictures: Hairstyles

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Robert Mapplethorpe, 'Tattoo Artist's Son' 1984

Robert Mapplethorpe
Tattoo Artist’s Son 1984
Black and white silver gelatin print on paper
support: 477 x 376 mm
ARTIST ROOMS
Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d’Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008All Mapplethorpe works © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission.

Hair can be an indicator of such things as gender, age, religion and social position, and the hairstyle we sport can tell a story – or paint a picture – of who we are. We’ve picked out a few zany ‘dos’ from our collection…what stories do you think they tell?

Browse all hair related works in Tate’s collection

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