The start of “THE HUSTLER” series was my huge installation of backlit photos, wallpaper and Italian lights for “SUPERSTARS-FROM WARHOL TO MADONNA” at the Vienna Kunsthalle, Austria in 2005-6. 

“SUPERSTARS” was the numero uno meeting of hustling. Fakers’ paradise.

—Jacqueline Fraser

Exhibition Dates: 29 March – 21 April 2007

The start of “THE HUSTLER” series was my huge installation of backlit photos, wallpaper and Italian lights for “SUPERSTARS-FROM WARHOL TO MADONNA” at the Vienna Kunsthalle, Austria in 2005-6.

The installation was called:

“THE FABULIST, THAT FAKE BITCH THINKS SHE IS NAOMI CAMPBELL”

 “SUPERSTARS” was the numero uno meeting of hustling. Fakers’ paradise.

The curators put me in a sub-category of other fakers: Andy Warhol’s blue self-portrait with hysterical wig, Sam Taylor-Wood’s fake weeping celebrity photos, Elizabeth Peyton faking a childhood portrait of Eminem, Francesco Vezzoli faking a movie trailer for Calligula. It was a thrill to be in such a throng of experts.

So now I’m working my way through “THE HUSTLERS” as a long marathon. This is a series I started in NY in  2005 and 2006. When you live there month after month the endless art parade and associated fakers start sorting themselves into species. An infinite flotilla of impersonators, improvisers and conjurors. The Whitney Biennale, The Armory Art Fair, across to Switzerland for Art Basel. On and on. It’s fertile ground for research. The more gorgeous the better.

These are just the latest try-hard impressarios to catch my attention. They all have their own charming little quirks. But just as I finish one another faker snarls. I may never finish.

 Hasta la Vista, Baby.

—Jacqueline Fraser

“SHE’S A VILE GOLD-DIGGING VANESSA BEECROFT CUT-OUT, HUSTLER”.


Jacqueline Fraser has exhibited widely internationally in a career that spans more than two decades. In 2005/2006 she was included in Superstars – From Warhol to Madonna, Kunsthalle Vienna. In 2004 she was shortlisted for two major art prizes, Artes Mundi in Cardif (one of 10 international artists) and the Walter’s Prize in Auckland (one of 4 New Zealand artists). In 2001-2 Fraser had a solo exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and in 2001 she represented New Zealand in their inaugural presentation at the Venice Biennale - the full installation of which was acquired by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Also in 2001, Fraser was selected for the Yokohama Triennale. Fraser’s work is held in every major public collection in New Zealand, the National Gallery of Australia as well as numerous private and corporate collections around the world. The Hustler will be Fraser’s fourth solo exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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Jacqueline Fraser "That faux Elizabeth Peyton fraudster eats collectors for breakfast, DARLING", 2007; mixed media; 103 x 199.5 x 16 cm; enquire
"That faux Elizabeth Peyton fraudster eats collectors for breakfast, DARLING", 2007
mixed media
103 x 199.5 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser "Those Jake & Dinos clones eat collectors for breakfast", 2007; mixed media; 199.5 x 102.5 x 16 cm; (each); enquire
"Those Jake & Dinos clones eat collectors for breakfast", 2007
mixed media
199.5 x 102.5 x 16 cm; (each)
Jacqueline Fraser That sick B-Grade Douglas Gordon groupie has the mind of a newt, 2007; mixed media; 103 x 77.5 x 16 cm; enquire
That sick B-Grade Douglas Gordon groupie has the mind of a newt, 2007
mixed media
103 x 77.5 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser "That sick B-Grade Jeff Koons silhouette has the life expectancy of a house fly", 2007; mixed media; 154 x 103 x 16 cm; enquire
"That sick B-Grade Jeff Koons silhouette has the life expectancy of a house fly", 2007
mixed media
154 x 103 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser "Oh, you're so famous now, you Francesco Vezzoli devotee, SUCKER", 2007; Oh, you're so famous now, you Francesco Vezzoli devotee, SUCKER; mixed media; 153.5 x 102.5 x 16 cm;
"Oh, you're so famous now, you Francesco Vezzoli devotee, SUCKER", 2007
Oh, you're so famous now, you Francesco Vezzoli devotee, SUCKER
mixed media
153.5 x 102.5 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser "That notorious slimy art money launderer adores Andy Warhol, SYCOPHANT", 2007; mixed media; 199.5 x 103 x 16 cm; enquire
"That notorious slimy art money launderer adores Andy Warhol, SYCOPHANT", 2007
mixed media
199.5 x 103 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser "She's a vile gold-digging Vanessa Beecroft cut-out, HUSTLER", 2007; She's a vile gold-digging Vanessa Beecroft cut-out, HUSTLER; mixed media; 199.5 x 103 x 16 cm;
"She's a vile gold-digging Vanessa Beecroft cut-out, HUSTLER", 2007
She's a vile gold-digging Vanessa Beecroft cut-out, HUSTLER
mixed media
199.5 x 103 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser "A B-Grade Gavin Turk is not a good look", 2007; mixed media; 77.5 x 77 x 16 cm; enquire
"A B-Grade Gavin Turk is not a good look", 2007
mixed media
77.5 x 77 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser "Oh, you're so famous now, you Wolfgang Tillmans teetering style queen", 2007; Oh, you're so famous now, you Wolfgang Tillmans teetering style queen; mixed media; 77.5 x 77.5 x 16 cm;
"Oh, you're so famous now, you Wolfgang Tillmans teetering style queen", 2007
Oh, you're so famous now, you Wolfgang Tillmans teetering style queen
mixed media
77.5 x 77.5 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser "That faded Nan Goldin simulation doesn't know shit from clay", 2007; mixed media; 77.5 x 77.5 x 16 cm;
"That faded Nan Goldin simulation doesn't know shit from clay", 2007
mixed media
77.5 x 77.5 x 16 cm
Jacqueline Fraser She adores that botox Gagosian sycophant, 2007; mixed media; 103 x 77.5 x 16 cm; enquire
She adores that botox Gagosian sycophant, 2007
mixed media
103 x 77.5 x 16 cm