Someone got $300-$500?
The issue VII of VORN which celebrated ten years of existence is finally out and my work is gloriously inundating its pages. I am thrilled with the results ; the stock is gorgeous and the printing quality so rich - I love how dense and sharp the blacks turned out.
I am extremely thankful to Joachim Baldauf and Uta Grosenick for offering me such expanse to present my work.
In Berlin, you will find the magazine at Do You Read Me?
I have got to pick myself up a copy! Congrats Fette!!!
Sissle Honore Ceci N’est Pas Une Erection 1994
The taboo on the depiction of an erect penis, is still matter of legal contention, and remained largely unchallenged. Even art schools, ‘a haven for the outrageous and confrontational’ (Cooper, 1996, p236) are not immune. An image on the theme of sexual desire by Sissle Honore, which included a shot of an erect penis, was banned by the director of Take That! the photographic show put on by students, from the University of Westminster. A witty response to this and inspired by Rene Magritte’s ‘Ceci n’est Pas Une Pipe’ Honore produced the image ‘Ceci n’est Pas Une erection’ 1994. When this image depicting a close up of a distinctly feminine hand reaching over to fondle an erect penis, appeared in the catalogue advertising the degree exhibition, ‘a black square masked out the erect penis, thus heighten the sensational dimension of the image’ (Cooper, 1996, p237).
Annie Leibovitz Keith Haring 1987
Annie Leibovitz John and Yoko Rolling Stone Cover 1981
Annie Leibovitz Jeff Koons 1991
Annie Leibovitz Mark Morris 1990
While I haven’t been too interested in her work (save for some landscapes and music photography) her early treatment of the male nude is really profound. She was able to switch easily between the essence of a man’s true self and the sensuality that is so difficult to capture when dealing with the subject.
Sam Taylor-Johnson* Soliloquy VIII
*Formally Sam Taylor-Wood, I only just found out she changed her name.