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The Uncanny Indecisive Body

Hans Bellmer, La Poupée, 1935 (207.1987) [ Legs as extension of the body. Legs as the choreographers of movement. Legs as navigators. Legs as present moment. Legs as independence. Legs as control. Legs as power. Legs as balance. Legs as … Continue reading

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“Darling, the legs aren’t so beautiful, I just know what to do with them.”

Hennig & Manko, [Legs], ca. 1950 (2012.67.1) Wendy Ewald, Elvert’s sister’s legs, 1982 (3792.1992) Hans Bellmer, La Poupée, 1935 (205.1987) Lisette Model, Reflection, New York, 1940 (122.1993) Weegee, [Three-legged woman at bar], 1950s (6561.1993)

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“No Really, You’re Such a Doll . . .”

Ruth Bernhard, Broken Doll, 1938 Hans Bellmer, The Doll, 1935 Fred Stein, [Doll in glass jar], ca. 1935 Cindy Sherman, Untitled #341, 1999 Dolls frequently manage to resist categorical definition because they hover between anthropological artifacts, toys, and avatars. More … Continue reading

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