By Keith Smith
Rochester, New York: Visual Studies Workshop, 2016.
Edition of 100.
43 x 24 x 7 cm closed; 34 leaves. Single sheet accordion fold. Printed in Rochester by Merlin Color. Boxed. Signed by the artist on the title page.
Ladies Frist are reproductions of formal portraits of female subjects altered by the addition of superimposed male images.
VSW: "Ladies First continues Smith's playful exploration of art history and gender as the female subjects of formal 18th and 19th century portraits take younger, wax-chested male lovers or transition into men with accompanying commentary for the portraits. The bottom border contains a running text regarding the process of Ladies First."
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