Kevin Killian, ‘Simon Fujiwara Tagged 2011’, 2011, San Francisco Cinematheque: Benefit Auction 2016

Poet, playwright, and novelist, Kevin Killian has diversified his oeuvre with the publication of his collection "Tagged: Variations on a Theme." The photographic series serves as an index of Killian’s creative contemporaries as fellow artists each hold a work by Raymond Pettibon over their lap. As in Simon Fujiwara Tagged 2011, the juxtaposition of the subject’s clothed loins and the brush-stroked genitalia is an intimate fetishization and commentary on the culture of surveillance. Killian is a prolific writer of over forty plays, and recently staged a performance of his work at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Artist's Description: Adult Content. The artist interviewed the video and installation artist Simon Fujiwara for BUTT magazine, and took a series of photographs after the interview.

Framed. 19 x 15 1/2 in.

Signature: Signed on verso

Image rights: Courtesy of [2nd floor projects]