debbie han

Korean-American multimedia artist Debbie Han tackles the standard of beauty in her photographs of Neoclassical women. Using photographic manipulation, she combines Greek sculpture with her own subjects to make this parallel. The resulting images bring to life familiar figures to any museum-goer, but bubbling with their own personalities and a special bond, like close girlfriends. Han’s work not only makes us think twice about the perception of beauty, but also explores issues of race, culture and identity.

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This past Monday, Swiss surrealist H.R. Giger died at the age of 74.. Not exactly the imagery one associates with Disco, however his association with Debbie Harry was one point of intersection. A few images from Giger and Debbie Harry’s collaboration on the visuals of her Koo Koo album (1981), produced by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards of Chic.

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