Left, photograph by Mario Sorrenti, from the editorial for Self Service Magazine, Fall Winter 2009. Via. Right, uncredited found photograph published in The NYT, Nov. 12, 1939, The Winged Victory of Samothrace, another great achievement of the ancient Greek sculptors, packed for removal in accordance with plans for its protection formulated far in advance of the war. Via.
See also, Wishes are forbidden, and Her wings are blown back behind her, the right, as we now know, rising higher and more windswept than the left. Her dress billows over her thigh, chest, and stomach, clinging to her body while it gathers between her striding legs and around her hips, creating a contrast between smooth skin and textured cloth.
A.B. Atri Untitled (Deutsch Mexicanische), 2007-2012
I met a very gracious A.B. in real life after making him wait for 20 minutes because I didn’t bother to look for him outside, and after insulting him for not asking my name in an email when he was introducing himself. I was going to ignore him all together, but one look at his photographs and I knew that wasn’t an option. I have a feeling you’ll feel the same.