New Year’s card 1994. Homage to Ingres and Man Ray


Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres is one of my favourite artists, partly because of his pure use of lines in his paintings and drawings and the unmistakable sensuality they exude.

Photographer Man Ray’s interpretation of Ingres makes ‘Le Violon d’Ingres’ a real icon and Ivan Adriaens and I couldn’t resist doing something with it.

We did everything ourselves (as with all the postcards we have made together). I had cut the F key on my back out of self-adhesive black foil.

Secret: the photograph was taken among the washing lines in the ‘laundry room’ on the third floor at Copyright. The cloth in front of me was held up with clothes pegs. The result was not perfect: you can see a part of the cool-box I was sitting on! (Nowadays of course you would just eliminate that with Photoshop.)

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