Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dept. of No Comment Needed

Children of icons with nothing to do. (Art Fag City)

The image is a reversal of Rolling Stone’s iconic photograph capturing Lennon’s parents, John Lennon and Yoko Ono and was shot by Annie Leibovitz only a few hours before the rock star was assinated. As a remake it’s unclear what if anything the new photograph intends to achieve besides monetizing an iconic image and powerful history. Unlike the original, the gender power reversal no longer exists. This may be good news for Muhl, as she’s unlikely to be villified, but it also removes much of the photograph’s intrigue for staged lust. It fact, the expressions borne are almost indistinguishable any American Apparel ad.

No comments: