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A Photo Booth Biennale, Epilogue V

A second look at The Artwork Will Be Present, 2013.






1. Robert Mapplethorpe Calla Lily, 1988
2. Robert Mapplethorpe Leather Crotch, 1980
3. Robert Mapplethorpe Mountain, 1983
4. Robert Mapplethorpe Veronica Vera, 1982
5. Robert Mapplethorpe Self Portrait, 1980

By now, it should be evident that this 'exhibit' is about the aestheticism of the 'ugly' side: the human longing for the most basic means of survival. As victims of our nature, we do deny the subliminal. Yet, we cannot stop ataring at it. This gaze is being well provided by Mapplethorpe.
/HORST

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