Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude


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Grace Jones by Jean-Paul Goude 'Blue-Black In Black On Brown', painted photo, New York, 1981 page from Vogue Magazine 2015. ‘Initially I wanted black on black in black – the background, the outfit, and Grace – with just that touch of white in the cigarette. I then changed the background colour to beige. I gave Grace’s lips a shade of dark brown or prune and dusted her cheekbones and torso with blue pigment to bring out the volume. The cigarette was all about colour and composition. People thought she looked outrageous, alien even. I wanted them to be intimidated. It was a slap in the face to the entertainment of the day. I wanted to focus on her masculinity – to use what other people thought an embarrassment, and turn it to her advantage.’ Measures 8 x 10.75 inches.

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Weight 17 oz
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