The Redundancy of Appropriation

In a photographic portrait that has been appropriated and recontextualized by conceptual artist Christopher Williams, a woman smiles for the camera, her head tilted forward and eyes gazing into the lens. Bold colors protrude from the stark grey background, contrasting her pale complexion and semi-nude body. The woman, presumably a model, wears yellow towels around her torso and head, as if freshly renewed from her daily shower. Yet, the image is clearly not a snapshot… [read more »]