This exhibition will consists of a selection of 30 portrait photographs from Greenfield-Sanders recently published book entitled, XXX 30 Porn-Star Portraits. The photographs are side-by-side portraits — one clothed and one nude — of the top stars in pornographic film. The diptychs come in two sizes: Large — 58 x 44 inches each and Small — 20 x 16 inches each. Artist Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is renowned for his portraits of members of the art world such as artists, musicians, critics. Inspired by Boogie Nights, a Hollywood film about the private lives of porn-stars, Greenfield-Sanders began a new series of portraits in this vein. He chose to photograph people from all aspects of the industry: old and young, famous and unknown, gay and straight, male and female.
ISBN 13: 9780821257456
XXX: 30 Porn-Star Portraits by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | PopMatters
An old showbiz adage says nipples upstage everyone. Which is doubly true of breasts and triply true of pubic hair, leaving alone, for a moment, genitals and any gaping orifice. However interested or disgusted we may be, naked flesh is at once the simplest and most complex subject, simultaneously symbolizing sexuality, intimacy, knowledge, and power. Pornographers of old recognized this cornucopia and formed a vanguard that confronted arbitrary cultural mores and standards of decency. Their progeny, equally bottom line savvy and willing to flout the vagueness of legal restrictions, have been launched into the mainstream with ever-proliferating web sites and content-rich DVDs. These points are observable truisms at the birth of the 21st century. Few would argue against the financial success of triple-X — just witness the involvement of large hotel chains in funding the production of porn.
XXX by renowned photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, features cleverly paired portraits one clothed and one nude of the top stars in pornographic film. A cross-section of straight and gay men and women is represented, from porn legends to rising stars. The book will also feature short essays on the intersection of pornography and culture by a wide range of distinguished writers, including Salman Rushdie, Francine du Plessix Gray, John Malkovich, Nancy Friday, and John Waters. XXX is a landmark artistic work that will contribute to the ongoing debate about the 'pornification' of the culture at large. A landmark artistic work that will contribute to the ongoing debate about the 'pornification' of the culture at large.
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