Museum-quality print on 100% cotton fine art paper, semi-gloss finish
Limited Edition of 5
48 x 67.2 in
121.92 x 170.69 cm
18 x 25.2 in
45.72 x 64.01 cm
Butterfly is a staged photography piece from the Ox*contin Blues story by the artist Jean Malek.
In the media, portrayals of addiction range from harrowing to quasi-romantic. But when it comes to white, upper-middle-class women, it’s become a trope to aestheticize their experience as nihilistic glamour. Referencing mainstream cinema and fashion photography, Malek’s dystopian art images poke fun at this trend. These darkly seductive works reveal the sociological undercurrents of what appears to be pure style and raise questions about the role photography plays as a political tool.
Frame not included
Certificate of authenticity provided
Edition of 5 numbered from 1/5 to 5/5 + 1 AP
Signed and numbered on the back. Archival pigment print on pure cotton fine art paper. Once those 5 prints have sold, that limited edition will no longer be available to purchase. The rarity of a limited edition print raises its value and, therefore, its price.
(B. 1983) Jean Malek is an award-winning director and photographer. His work is influenced by box office and indie movies, fashion, and fine art photography, often blurring the boundaries between fields and genres. Rooted in storytelling, Malek’s approach is driven by irreverence, subversiveness, and eclectic cultural references. His evocative images often push the limits of good taste to create arresting images that comment on social, political, and economic issues. Malek's dystopian art often pulls from the world of cinema, imagining compelling characters that hint at a larger narrative in a single shot. His work is always quintessentially contemporary and larger-than-life.
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