Digital pigment print on Somerset 300 gsm with gloss varnish and collage
20.7 x 28.2 cm [11.1 x 8.4 inches]
Edition of 70, signed and numbered verso.
Produced at Book Works, London.
About the work
British artist Linder is possibly best known for a record sleeve she designed for the Buzzcock's single Orgasm Addict in 1977 - an iconic image, of a naked woman with an iron for a head and grinning mouths instead of nipples, has become a symbol, not only of a defining era of punk culture and feminism, but also a microcosm for her expansive body of work, which operates on a deeply contextual level with issues of gender, feminism, stereotyping and sexualisation, echoing the work of Hannah Hoch , the German Dadaist for whom this edition was created in homage.
About the artist
Linder's work deconstructs commercially produced images, piecing them back together in ways that draw attention to their often explicit sexuality. Recent work combines images of transsexuals with that of overtly sexual symbols: snakes, cacti and jellyfish amongst others, highlighting the ever-present threat of commodification that commercial media brings to the human body. In more recent years Linder has worked with performance art, photography film and the object.
Born in Liverpool in 1954, Linder now lives and works in St Ives, UK.
Linder's first major retrospective took place recently at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2013), with other recent solo shows including The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield (2013), Tate St Ives (2013), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007). Group exhibitions include Kunsthall Oslo, Norway , a forthcoming show at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2013), the Freud Museum, London (2011), Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (2013) and Tate Britain, London (2010)
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