beauty CULTure [revisited]

[photo by: norman jean roy]

Almost a month ago I wrote about my venture to the Annenberg Space for Photography to see this exhibit. Matthew Segal, for Los Angeles Magazine, wrote this about it: "Is she hot? Too taut? Not taut enough? After delving into androgyny and pugilism with her stints in Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby, Hilary Swank demonstrated she was all woman in this 2004 photograph by Norman Jean Roy. Miles beyond our zaftig past, she embodied our transforming notions of what's feminine and pretty. In Beauty Culture (May 21-November 27), the Annenberg Space for Photography focuses on how the lens has fed and been fed by our billion-dollar obsession with female beauty. Works by Chuck Close, Man Ray, David LaChapelle, Lauren Greenfield, and dozens of others will be on view, making voyeurs of us all."

If you needed another sales pitch to get you there, hopefully that will intrigue you enough.

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