Jan Saudek, Realities

Jan Saudek, Realities

Jan Saudek

Realities

First edition, Arena Editions, 2002

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Jan Saudek

Realities

Arena Editions


 

Drawing on classical paintings, historical portraiture, and 19th-century pornographic studio photographs, the erotic images of Jan Saudek reveal a world of fantasy where artistic play and expression are given free range. Using elaborate backdrops and magical costumes, Saudek is both voyeur and participant, photographer and model, shifting back and forth in a style that lends the term autoportraiture new meaning. These 146 color photographs, featuring new and previously unpublished images with Saudek's commentaries, are as much about the artist as about the characters he creates. As Saudek states, "I don’t have the capacity to portray other people’s lives. I am portraying my own." "Spending time with Saudek’s images is an unsettling experience, a roller-coaster ride of attraction and repulsion, confirmation and confrontation."
— The Spectator

  • Author Jan Saudek
  • Width 23,9 cm
  • Height 30,7 cm
  • Depth 2,8 cm
  • original packaging Yes
  • Pages 196
  • Cover Hardcover
  • Published September 2002, Arena Editions
  • Language English
  • Condition sealed
  • ISBN-10 1-892041-61-8
  • ISBN-13 978-1892041616