Soundsuit (NC.06.019)

Nick Cave, American, born 1959



Appliquéd knitted and crocheted fabric, plastic netting, Easter grass, cellophane and mylar ribbon, plastic tubing, sequins, mirrors, beads, yarn, and paint, mounted on a commercial mannequin

Overall: 79 × 31 × 26 in. (200.7 × 78.7 × 66 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

© Nick Cave. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.





21st century

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Not on view

Exhibition History

Garmenting: Costume and Contemporary Art, Museum of Art and Design, New York, March 12-August 14, 2022.

Kenneth J. Foster, Nick Cave, Katie Eilertsen, Dan Cameron, and Pamela McClusky, Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, San Francsicso: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2009, ill. p. 117.

Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 28–July 5, 2009.

Nick Cave: Soundsuits, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, October 13–November 12, 2006.

Publication History

Lanny Silverman, Nick Cave, and James H. Sanders, Nick Cave: Soundsuits, Chicago: Chicago Cultural Center, 2006, ill. p. 2.

Andrew Bolton, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Nate Thompson, Nick Cave: Epitome, New York: Prestel, 2014, ill. p. 273.


Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York; sold to private collection; Phillips NY 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, New York, New York, November 14, 2018, lot 324; sold to Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, Miami, Florida; purchased by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, 2022.

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