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Wed, Oct 13, 2021 01:45PM EDT - Sun, Nov 7, 2021 11:55PM EST
Lot 746

Liz Cohen, BFA, 5th Yr '96 - Union

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Liz Cohen, BFA, 5th year '96 Union

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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