NOMAN’S LAND, 1998

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Silver gelatin prints, 11" x 14"

NoMan’s Land, is based on 1940’s portraits of the heroes of my youth, taken by the gay photographer George Platt Lynes—successful and elegant men who possessed the kind of beauty that emanates from a sense of solid accomplishment in the world. The fact that these scions of artistic achievement were subjected to Lynes’ homo-eroticizing gaze attracted me so I insinuated myself into their clothes and their pose, embracing their glamour, appropriating their success.

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after T. S. Eliot

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after H. L. Mencken

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after Tennessee Williams and his lover

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after Igor Stravinski

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after Jean Cocteau

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after Henri Cartier-Bresson

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