naked as the artist before you

I have always been interested in seeing the artist naked within their work;  almost comparative to the physiognomy of a suicide victim (but thats another post).  Maybe its the voyeur within me but it also serves as a very interesting concept.  An artists work is extremely personal yet is made to be viewed at the same time.  These artists have no shame as they serve us up a double sided dildo front to back..

Jeff Koons - this is a series he did made up of portraits of him and his porn star wife Ilona fucking.

Jeff Koons - This is a series he did made up of portraits of him and his porn star wife Ilona fucking. Im slightly attracted to Jeff Koons wide alien face with doey eyes, plus he has a nice cock to boot. They pull off the cool look, the passion of a nice rough sex shoot and cum like porn stars. I was greetedwith two of these beauties at his stupid show at the MCA Chicago. I want to shatter that heart thing.

Carolee Schneemann - most known for her silent video of altered film involving her and her boyfriend gettin down

Carolee Schneemann - Most known for her silent video of altered film strips involving her and her boyfriend gettin down. Tight cropped penetration shots, slopped/tattered film, grungy effects/echoes, duotone shit. Almost the epitome of what I think a first year film student can produce in a months work. It still holds up if you enjoy muted porn with nude beach shots.

Gilbert and George - very strange british folk.  birthed the concept of the singing sculpture.

Gilbert and George - Very strange british folk. Birthed the concept of the singing sculpture. They are staring at you all jaundaced-like in every picture they produced. Everything is blaack and white. Creepy/hilarious/gimmicry/piss yellow/blood red.

Bob Flannigan - body mod artist.  he was in a Nine Inch Nails video haha

Bob Flannigan - body mod artist. He was in a Nine Inch Nails video haha. Only ever saw him in early ninetys Art In America issues. Apparently at one of his exhibitions, he was hung from the ceiling from hooks during the opening, also exhibiting his hospital stays/IV in arm. I dont remember really.

Lynda Benglis - a response to Robert Mapplethorpe's overtly man-centric photography show.

Lynda Benglis - A response to Robert Mapplethorpe's overtly machismo photography show. I just watched Boys Dont Cry and she looks like a busty Brandon Teena (with length)! She need a gas station jumpsuit (navy blue). And look at that near plastic sheen to her bronzed skin!

Hermann Nitsch - german artist.  was involved in many a happening which bordered on impending human sacrifice.

Hermann Nitsch - German artist. Was involved in many a happening which bordered on impending human sacrifice. LOVES to be crucified.

Paul McCarthy - video artist/sculptor/performance.  Shows room full of projections filled with half naked bloody elves, cricket playing santa clauses and chocolate excretions from pirates.

Paul McCarthy - Video artist/sculptor/performance artist. Shows room full of projections filled with half naked bloody elves, cricket playing santa clauses and chocolate pirates excretion. Ketchup blood is rubbed all over a castrated kilbasa link penis as he continuously hacks at it. Strong sexual/violent actions paired with cheap food gags and perverted messy playfulness. Architecture of the body - seen as a room/compartment for indeterminate physical/mental corruption. The projections leave you cowering in the corner afraid, with a ketchup crust circle formed on your crotch. Very niiice.

Keith Haring - portrait taken of him in a room in his squiggly line mind

Keith Haring - Portrait taken of him in a room in his squiggly line mind. He looks like baby einstein naked and white but I love his chalk pieces.

Catherine Opie - photographer.  she has Pervert carved into her chest.

Catherine Opie - Photographer. She has Pervert carved into her chest, ant thats pretty fucking hard.

Vito Acconci - body as architecture.  gets off to the clunking of shoes across the floor.

Vito Acconci - Body as architecture. Gets off to the clunking of shoes across the floor in a piece called seedbed. It is a resonation of himself as the vibration of the floor paired with masturbation mends the bond between floor/man.

Cant you just SMELL these pics?

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4 Responses to “naked as the artist before you”

  1. ah like this post
    i had/have more to say but i’m too hung-over right now to say it.

  2. yo this post it awesome. I like the different ways these artists use their naked bodies. I’m into the human herman’s the most.

  3. BTW: Hermann Nitsch is Austrian. Not German

    • hah thanks. haven’t been on this blog in a fucking year – thanks for checking it out! Just recently got this catalogue on schwarzkogler and nitsch, though – although its in polish. Man, Im gonna read this post right now, I bet you theres a bunch of dumb mistakes. The more you know.

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