E.V. Day, ‘Anatomy of Hugh Hefner's Private Jet’, 1999, Print, Blueprints. Set of five., Track 16 Gallery
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E.V. Day

Anatomy of Hugh Hefner's Private Jet, 1999

Blueprints. Set of five.
24 × 18 1/4 in
61 × 46.4 cm
Edition 5/8
.
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Location
Los Angeles
About the work
Exhibition history
Bibliography
Track 16 Gallery
Los Angeles

"It is as though we are looking through a microscope at the production of pleasure on a …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated, and numbered on back of each print.
Frame
Not included
E.V. Day
American, b. 1967
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Working primarily in sculpture and installation, E.V. Day explores sexuality and popular culture through a feminist lens, upending symbols of the feminine ideal. In her series of mummified Barbie dolls, Day presented the iconic female figurines encased in materials such as beeswax and silver, which she described as transforming “a sexual or feminized trope into a statement of power and independence.” During a residency at Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France in 2010, Day produced prints of flowers that were clipped, pressed in a microwave, scanned digitally, and magnified to 18 times their original size. She then manipulated their forms by mirroring half of each image so that the flowers appear perfectly symmetrical. Through this process, Day removed the suggestion of femininity and organic sexuality that flowers are often associated with, instead presenting images that recall religious iconography—mandalas, shivas, and chalices.

E.V. Day, ‘Anatomy of Hugh Hefner's Private Jet’, 1999, Print, Blueprints. Set of five., Track 16 Gallery
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About the work
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Track 16 Gallery
Los Angeles

"It is as though we are looking through a microscope at the production of pleasure on a biological level. Based on the floor plans of Hefner's private jet, originally built in the late 1960's, these blueprint drawings resemble a cross-section of a living cell or organism. The dissections of Hefner's …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated, and numbered on back of each print.
Frame
Not included
E.V. Day
American, b. 1967
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Working primarily in sculpture and installation, E.V. Day explores sexuality and popular culture through a feminist lens, upending symbols of the feminine ideal. In her series of mummified Barbie dolls, Day presented the iconic female figurines encased in materials such as beeswax and silver, which she described as transforming “a sexual or feminized trope into a statement of power and independence.” During a residency at Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France in 2010, Day produced prints of flowers that were clipped, pressed in a microwave, scanned digitally, and magnified to 18 times their original size. She then manipulated their forms by mirroring half of each image so that the flowers appear perfectly symmetrical. Through this process, Day removed the suggestion of femininity and organic sexuality that flowers are often associated with, instead presenting images that recall religious iconography—mandalas, shivas, and chalices.

E.V. Day

Anatomy of Hugh Hefner's Private Jet, 1999

Blueprints. Set of five.
24 × 18 1/4 in
61 × 46.4 cm
Edition 5/8
.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
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