Fantastic

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$950.00

  • From a limited edition of 5 archival photographs
  • Signed and numbered by artist A. K. Nicholas
  • Image: 36×24 inches/91×61 cm
  • Paper: 38×26 inches/97×66 cm

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Art-ID: EM2_3512 Category: Collections: , ,

This is a whimsical portrait, bordering on the preposterous. A tall nude woman appears to be taking herself for a walk. She sports a thich leash, held high in one hand, the other end attached to a black leather collar. In her other hand, the kinetic composition is balanced by an oversized handbag that is a spectacle in itself. Iridescent pink adorns the front of the plush bag that is outfitted in pink fur and trimmed in faux animal hide. Her feet are laced inside vinyl high heel boots that have rhinestones recessed in the platform soles. Matching pink laces echo the leach in the upper half of the image.

This composition recalls many aspects of classic pinup, which has then been taken to an extreme. It is a forthright statement in it’s presentation of nudity, with little left to the viewers imagination. Additionally, instead of a light and airy setting, the statuesque nude is set against a somber, dark backdrop. Far from incindiatry, this image seeks to amuse rather than provoke. The subject is plainly in on the joke, gazing upward, feigning a lack of guile. Her jet-black hair is another defiance of the stereotypical pinup that this composition caricatures.

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