Giraffe Girl by J.K. Potter
Tonight I came back to the hotel alone; the other has decided to return later on. The anxieties are already here, like the poison already prepared (jealousy, abandonment, restlessness); they merely wait for a little time to pass in order to declare themselves with some propriety. I pick up a book and take a sleeping pill, ‘calmly.’ The silence of this huge hotel is echoing, indifferent, idiotic (faint murmur of draining bathtubs); the furniture and the lamps are stupid; nothing friendly that might warm (‘I’m cold, let’s go back to Paris’). Anxiety mounts; I observe its progress, like Socrates chatting (as I am reading) and feeling the cold of the hemlock rising in his body; I hear it identify itself moving up, like an inexorable figure, against the background of the things that are here.
A woman who is concealing her face sits on a park bench marked “Only for Jews.” Austria, ca. March 1938.
Art by Hans Henrik Lerfeldt
Lygia Clark ‘Máscara Abismo’ (Abyss Mask)
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Illustration by Hans Bellmer from L’Anatomie de l’Image (Anatomy of the Image)
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Marilyn Monroe, From The Last Sitting, Crucifix II by Bert Stern, 1962/2007
Illustrated in Stern, The Last Sitting, London, 1982; and Marilyn Monroe: La Dernière Séance, Paris, 2006. The “cross” appearing in the negative was drawn by Monroe.
Sanne Sannes - Nu, 1959-1964
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Lou Reed - This Magic Moment (from Lost Highway soundtrack)
From Robert W. Lovett’s Lateral curvature of the spine and round shoulders, c. 1922
When the infinite servitude of woman is broken, when she lives for herself and by herself … she will find strange, unfathomable, repulsive, delicious things; we shall take them, we shall understand them.
Paul Nougé - Les Voyantes, 1929-1930
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