Behind-the-Scenes of the Installation of Asco
The installation of the exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure has begun. Allison McCloskey, Assistant Conservator of Textiles and Objects from the Williamstown Art Conservation Center paid a visit to WCMA to install a costume (boots, helmet, and velvet suit), c. 1974.
The mannequin and under layer of the suit are assembled.
The velvet suit is unpacked. It’s condition is checked and documented.
Allison adjusts the jacket.
Here is the full costume. Note the fabulous Platform Sadler boots customized by Pasquale di Fabrizio with platform and lightning-bolt motif from the private collection of Humberto Sandoval.
The exhibition Asco: Elite of the Obscure A Retrospective, 1972–1987 will be on view February 4 through July 29, 2012.