Joel-Peter Witkin (Eugenia Parry) (Hardback)
<ul><li>Joel-Peter Witkin (b.1939) is one of the most well-known and controversial photographic artists working...
- Joel-Peter Witkin (b.1939) is one of the most well-known and controversial photographic artists working today
- This accessible and affordable monograph is the best introduction to Witkin's fascinating and thought-provoking work available
- Drawing as much from the art of the past – Bosch, Goya, Velazquez, and the Symbolists – as from his own inspiration, Witkin's expression is multi-faceted and rich with meaning
- His deviant and imaginative tableaux transform the genre of still life by featuring animal and human corpses and body parts in classic, beautiful arrangements
- Witkin also chooses the deformed, the scarred and the unusual as his subjects, reinterpreting the nineteenth-century fascination with the 'other'
- His obsession with human physicality raises important questions about the body and sexuality, and finds beauty in the grotesque
- 56 black and white illustrations