Eight Heels

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When the world shut down for the pandemic, and I was unable to shoot live models in my studio, I placed announcements on various Internet sites, inviting strangers to send me selfies, which I would digitally manipulate into finished artwork. The entire process was a creative collaboration in which I am able to make art from the view of the subject’s own lens. They send me photos showing how they see themselves or want others to see them. Sometimes they write me about themselves and why they’re reaching out. Other times I know nothing about them except that they would reach out to send a stranger a selfie with only the promise of getting back "something interesting." Over the course of this quarantine selfie project, I became fascinated by creating portraits from the subjects’ self-portraits, blurring the lines between creator and creation, between artist and model, and between reality and fantasy.

This is Georgia. She is 60 years old and lives in Milan. I’ve never met her, but she’s a friend of a friend. She sent me about six photos, all in lingerie and sexy clothing. She dressed up, posed, and took the pictures in a mirror. I completely abstracted her image, repeating it at different scales and angles to create a painterly effect.

Photograph $400
Photo in black modern float frame $625


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David Gallo
Provocative, Semi-abstract
Photograph - Framed with Plexi
18.00 inches wide
20.00 inches tall
1.00 inches deep
4.00 lbs
Brooklyn, NY, US