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  • Juliette Blightman: A bird in hand, is worth two in the bush, 2016.

Juliette Blightman

2016

Juliette Blightman records her observations from daily life through photography, drawing, and painting, creating snapshots that continually fuel an ever-growing image archive. In capturing these moments, she is less interested in the exceptional and more in the incidental and transient. Blightman has taken one of the motifs from her image collection, a small gouache, and transformed it into a poster-size edition for the GAK. It presents a close-up of a female figure on the subway platform in New York, sporting Gucci shoes and a Gucci handbag. The interplay between the image and the subtitle GUCCI suggests an ad for the luxury label, contravened by the painterly quality. Notions of exclusivity and the perception of value – wearing Gucci, but riding the subway; the small original gouache versus the large-format but printed poster – tie in with questions concerning the relationship between originals and reproduction. Gucci is actually one of the world’s most counterfeited labels, which the title – A bird in hand, is worth two in the bush – wittily underscores.

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Annual edition 2016

A bird in hand, is worth two in the bush, 2016
Poster, unframed
59.4 x 84.1 cm
Edition of 10; sign., dat., num.

each Euro 250,
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