Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin
Language
ISBN10:
050041095X
Genre:
Series
Pages:
144
ISBN13:
9780500410950
Goodreads Rating:
4.38
Published:
May 26th 2008 by Thames Hudson

Handsome and collectible, the books each contain reproductions in duotone and/or color, plus a critical introduction and a bibliography.

With his focus on the "disagreeable beauty" of the anomalous and the transgressive, Joel-Peter Witkin's images are edgy and disturbing. Influenced by artists from Giotto to the Surrealists, by daguerreotypes and the work of Bellocq, his portraits and complex tableaux incorporating corpses, hermaphrodites, masks, and mutilation provoke and challenge the viewer.