Inez & Vinoodh: My Little Darling — Eva, 2002
Pigment Print on watercolor paper
40 x 32 5/8 inches (101.6 x 82.9 cm)
Ed. of 5
Inez & Vinoodh
ATHENS • Gagosian Gallery • 10 October - 18 December 2013
|Partners in life and work for twenty-five years, Inez & Vinoodh were among the first photographers to harness the full potential of digital manipulation in portraying the human condition. Combining the beautiful with the bizarre, the elegant with the extreme, the classical with camp, they depict human identity as exquisite corpse, the spirit of transformation that has fueled the march of art history and which has become, more than ever, a sustaining aesthetic principle of our own time. Beginning in the early 1990s, they have embraced and updated classical genres (nude, portrait, still life), inspired by hyperrealism and Pop art.|
Some images are utterly modern and candid, while nude studies of topical fashion models—including Freja Beha Erichsen, Eva Herzigová, and Lara Stone--form a taxonomy of postmodern female archetypes.
Inez & Vinoodh were born in 1963 and 1961, respectively, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They met while studying art and photography. Since beginning to work together in the late 1980s, they have created images for many leading international brands in luxury and fashion, as well as regular editorial features for magazines such as i-D, Interview, Purple, Pop, Vanity Fair, Vogue USA, Vogue China, Paris Vogue, Vogue Hommes International, Vogue Italia, Another Magazine, Gentlewoman, Visionaire, V, V Man, and W.
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