“Paris Hilton – The Bather” (Digital Paintings, 2011)

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Part of a series of works superimposing still images from Paris Hilton’s ‘bath’ video (which has commonly been labelled a ‘sex tape’) over top of classical paintings of women bathing. See more from this series. Many thanks to Meghan Dougherty for featuring these works on Tumblr.

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^ 7 Comments...

  1. Allison

    I’m loving these – I love the extension of the boarders on some of them so you can see bits of the website.

  2. Art Dick

    Thanks Allison – yeah, I was pleased with this current set. The bleed over into the websites is really interesting to me as well. If I do another series I might play with this even more.

  3. draw

    Holy fuck these are fantastic comics! the tension between two different but related narratives crashing into each other is beautiful. Sublime! gorgeous! In a way what really sells this is the two backgrounds to the figures crashing merging and transforming, Like Alison says the remnant of the websites are relating to the painting backgrounds.
    Epic Win serious epic win!

  4. draw

    I should ad they don’t have to be comics, might not or are not comics. When I saw them they seemed to be for me.

  5. Claire Harris

    Wow. That third one from the top with the two heads. Fuck yeah.

  6. DaveBradbury

    good stuff imo. clever. art/porn/humour/statement/erotic/insight. fuck yeah

  7. Art Dick

    @Draw – You know me, these are works which are meant to sit intermezzo. They “draw” on (LOL) aesthetics from comics, classical painting, internet search engines (etc. etc.). Such high praise – is there any higher than epic win these days? Thanks for the vote of confidence.

    @Claire – Thanks so much. I had no idea these would get such a reaction. Funny thing is when I made them (a few months back ) I didn’t think they had worked out at all. But then returning to them recently, I realised they really had something. So glad you think so too.

    @Dave – Thank so much!!!! You totally got it, and nothing is nicer than having something make sense and be understood on all its levels. WOW. Fuck yeah!

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