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JENNIFER by richards poey





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JENNIFER

(Back left)
Edition Size: 12
Material: Bronze on Granite
Size: 9"h x 10"l x 7"w

In the mid 1930s Edward Weston photographed a number of nudes. These were usually "body parts," faceless, and were tightly cropped for reasons of design. His wide-angle image titled Nude (1936) has always haunted my imagination primarily because of the compact position of the model. Using his photograph, I was able to direct my model (Jennifer) to assume and hold the same difficult position. Her long legs added drama to my composition.

Collection of the Royal Family, Abu Dhabi, UAE