Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Alexis Hunter

Object Series

Object Series

Alexis Hunter. Object Series, 1974.

The Object Series, featuring the now iconographic Twin Towers image, was an experimental project on the female gaze. It began as a record of tattoos and became a study of masculine expressivity. The images articulate a sense of liberty that seems highly precious in the current climate of fear over civil and social freedoms. The men in the images state their masculinity in an era that was confident in its portrayal of male identity, as in the Marlborough Cigarette cowboy advert. Hunter's images also predicted the individualization of the consumer in the present day and foresaw the type of assertive yet passive sexual visual language of masculinity in advertising through her painted version of the Object Series, 1974.


feminism, New York, male, photography, series, object

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