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
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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