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International Velvet

2002

Referencing the material and medium of film, International Velvet loops the words 'love', 'trade', and 'velvet' to suggest the continuum of possession and exchange in cultural expression. As the lead-in trope, a reference is made to British born, US film-star Elizabeth Taylor. Child star of the film National Velvet, Taylor was beloved for her violet eyes, off -screen love-life, and her uncanny ability to be a public spokesperson for both indulgent and selfless gestures.