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    lot 539 — Zohar Fraiman, Look Mommy, No Hands (2017)

sold in slot Digital Touch in auction Chapter 5
Concluded. 2021/9/18, 3 pm to 6 pm
auction finished. artworks are no longer visible for licensing reasons.

minimum price   800 €
price estimate   1.400 €
sale price   900 €

size   29 x 16 x 4 cm
edition   Unikat
frame   No
provenience   Artist
condition   Perfect
technique   Oil on Wood

Zohar Fraiman’s work "Look Mommy, No Hands" draws on sexualized imagery of the virtual world. The case looks like a makeshift laptop, with one viewing option only - to become a voyeur. It also draws parallels to Marcel Duchamp’s Museum in a Box (1935-1968). The valise famously contained miniature works, functioning just like a proper museum. By placing a painting of a young woman experimenting with her sexuality, Fraiman elegantly highlights the underlying gender dymanics of past museum curating. Naked women painted by men are the stereotypical gesture of figurative painting of the past. By consciously encasing a young naked woman into a blue valise - perhaps referencing Yves Klein who famously used nude models in his painting performances - Fraiman reverts the power play, as if holding up a mirror in the face of the strategy of using nude female bodies for calculated shock and delight. (Text: Charlie Stein)

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