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Only the truth disguised in a fairytale, and this is the fairytale behind which all the truths are staring as behind grilled mosque windows. With veils. The moment I step into the caverns of my lies I drop into darkness, and see a mask which stares at me like the glance of a cross-eyed man; yet I am wrapped in lies which do not penetrate my soul, as if the lies I tell were like costumes.
Initiate Me: Morrissey photographed by Peter Anderson for the February 23, 1985 issue of New Musical Express
Manual of Instruction for the Assembly of Étant Donnés by Marcel Duchamp, 1966
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Untitled (study for George Bataille’s Histoire de l’oeil) by Hans Bellmer, 1946
(Reblogged previously, but this version is somewhat crisper - that, and Bellmer/Bataille combinations or double-whammies compulse me to shameless repetition)
Model wearing Alexander McQueen SS 1999 for Visionaire n27: Movement, photographed by Mert & Marcus.
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Walking Gun by Laurie Simmons, 1991
The early 1990s marked the last moment when a wide swath of women artists responded to the sexism they saw as pervasive in the culture – from the rape trial of William Kennedy Smith to the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Clarence Thomas. A pioneer of set-up photography, Simmons dramatically expanded the scale of her constructed tableaux for a series of spotlighted puppet-like objects perched atop doll legs: revolvers, houses, cameras, and cakes. This armed and dangerous example refers to the old-movie cliché where a man carrying a gun is shown in shadow profile. Here, Simmons offers instead the death-dealing seductress – also familiar from film noir - in monumental miniature, a doll capable of turning on its master at a moment’s notice.
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Untitled (Selections from the Living Series) by Jenny Holzer
André Breton - Egg in the church or The Snake, Musée d’Ixelles, Belgium, n.d.
Lanfranco Quadrio（Italian, b.1966）
Ala con Segno 2004
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A Nun Surprising a Monk Kissing a Nun in a Church Interior by Richard Cosway, 1785-1800
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