Liz Cohen, BFA, 5th year '96
41h x 31w x 2d
DESCRIPTION: Photography, Framed, Archival Pigment Print
ARTIST STATEMENT: Lisa Lyon became the first woman competitive bodybuilding champion in 1979. She competed once. Although often uncredited, she saw herself as a performance artist. Lisa Lyon was in her 20s when she posed for Robert Mapplethorpe, her lover at the time. He photographed her for six years. Dazza del Rio came to fame in the late 80s and the 90s as lowrider magazines most popular cover girl. She is an icon. For the BODY MAGIC photographs, Dazza del Rio and I, as twins, attempt to embody Lisa Lyon.
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