Philippe Halsman - Ultra Violet, 1968.
… from Unknown Halsman. Edited by Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2008.
Collage 128 by Karel Teige, 1939
“red, do wind the body
do turn bread into dolour,
end distress, hatchet becomes
life. We, your death,
weave your plumb to you
into earth. Deer couriers,
we love the death.” —
Unica Zürn, Wir lieben den Tod (We love the death)
From Hexentexte (Witches’ Writings), trans. Dagmar Travner
Saul Steinberg and Inge Morath (photo), ca. 1960
The Nine Lives of a Cat, c. 1866.
The Merry Widow Warners ad
Night in a small town by Joel-Peter Witkin, 2007
Untitled by Hans Bellmer
“When the starry sky, a vista of open seas or a stained glass window shedding purple beams fascinate me, there is a cluster of meaning, of colors, of words, of caresses, there are light touches, scents, sighs, cadences that arise, shroud me, carry me away, and sweep me beyond the things that I see, hear, or think. The “sublime” object dissolves in the raptures of a bottomless memory. It is such a memory, which, from stopping point to stopping point, remembrance to remembrance, love to love, transfers that object to the refulgent point of the dazzlement in which I stray in order to be.” — Julia Kristeva, Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection
A Doll’s Flesh for Frankenstein by Atsushi Tani
Charlotte Ramping in The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani, 1975)
Nu by Marc Le Mené
Hannah Höch, Strange beauty, from Ethnographischen Museum [Ethnographic Museum], mixed media collage, 1929.
Foetus - Wash It All Off