This work is a diptych which is part of a series called "Objects of Desire", 1983-1988. All works in this series are cibachromes with matching lacquer frames. They are made from fragments of images drawn from the public sphere. These were collaged, rephotographed and printed on photographic paper. The extended series "Objects of Desire" explores iconography of popular culture and the desires and values it supports. The series "Objects of Desire I", from which this image is drawn, examines specifically visual conventions related to the codification of gender/ sexuality.