Richard Prince, The Postnational Monitor, Do-Ho Suh And The Art Of Facial Composite Photos

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Some time ago, The Postnational Monitor, a personal blog focused on “a wide variety of topics to include, but not limited to history, population genetics, and sociology” posted dozens of composite photos of varying geological and ethnic populations, creating an average face for each category. While most categories are a simple comparison, some are surprising social findings, such as the average Indian Female and Indian Male, compared to the average Bollywood Stars, pictured above.

While obviously interesting from a ‘population genetics’ (no sarcasm meant – simply clarifying the author’s, and not this writer’s, term) and anthropology standpoints, the pictures are certainly more novelty than profound statement. However, the composites do resemble more serious artworks by other artists, which begs the question: At what point does machine or computer-created photographic manipulation become art?

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Julianne Moore as Famous Works of Art

Hollywood, fashion, and art history collide in the photographs of Peter Linderbergh of Julianne Moore for a 2008 issue of Harpers Bazaar. Linderbergh photographs the talented actress side-by-side some of the most iconic and famous images of women pulled from art history. See Moore as an Egon Schiele, John Currin, Gustav Klimt, Richard Prince (pictured above), and more. All after the jump.

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Adam Gondek

Adam gondek collage

Keeping with my collage theme for today I present the work of Chicago based artist Adam Gondek. Am I crazy or do some of these have a Richard Prince feel to them? Maybe it’s just the naked ladies.

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