The Kiss, 2018, Archival inkjet print mounted on vertical blinds, 62x58in
The Kiss features an appropriated photograph mounted on vertical blinds of the socialist fraternal kiss between Erich Honecker and Leonid Brezhnev during the festivities of the 30th anniversary of the German Democratic Republic of East Germany in 1979. It is accompanied by an office plaque engraved with text collaged together from cheap romance novels. Juxtaposed with the blinds the text undermines the ideological content purported by the image and endows it with a homoerotic sentiment.
The Kiss, 2018, engraved, polished aluminum, 4x5in