Closed Contact: Jenny Saville, Glen Luchford
Los Angeles, CA: Gagosian Gallery, 2002. Hardcover. Flesh-colored paper boards, unpaginated, actual BW and color photographs on glossy paper. VG. Item #151499
Issued in conjunction with a 2002 exhibition combining the creativity of British contemporary painter Jenny Saville (b. 1970) with the skillful eye of British fashion photographer Glen Luchford (b. 1968). Saville pressed portions of her own nude body against plexiglass while Luchford took photographs. "After having observed the operations of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, Saville was eager to express the violence and anesthetized pain of this experience in her own work. Luchford and Saville began an artistic collaboration that captures the full range of color, tonality and topography of live flesh, in large photographic tableaux. Distortions confront and coerce the viewer into an examination of one's own body and the grotesqueries and beauties inherent within. The images also recall biological specimens preserved, disembodied and disfigured." (gallery web site) These are real photographs here, on glossy photographic paper; with some in BW and some in color. Includes an essay by Katherine Dunn; and brief bios and exhibitions histories of both artists.
Price: $335.00 save 20% $268.00