In the Studio with Ghada Amer: Source Materials and Preparatory Drawings
“I get my sources from various magazines, including erotic magazines. These are very important preparation material for me. I call [the figures I draw] my friends. It’s really amazing when I look at my first drawings now, how they have totally changed. Sometimes I draw them and I don’t like them anymore, and sometimes I never use them, or I use them more than once. I often look for the difference between the fantasy of a voyeuristic man looking at two women and a woman looking at two women. I was very surprised to find there’s no difference except that erotic magazines for gay women don’t have enough money to make quality homoerotic magazines.”— Ghada Amer
Photograph by Alec Bastian