Signed and numbered variable edition of 13
Materials: Used paperback book, lace, ribbon.
“Alicia cringed at the thought of a bachelorette party at a male strip joint. But when the spotlight came on, she felt a surge of unbidden desire. On stage was the man of her fantasies. Tony knew what he did to women. He knew exactly why Alicia kept her eyes lowered…”
But none of this matters.
Humorously diverging from her established practice, Nadia Sablin has rendered a worn, romance novel useless. Reverse side-sewn, this altered book now locks within it a steamy story of social class and sexual power. Nadia employs cliches of femininity to great effect, flirting with – yet transcending – pure kitsch through evocative intervention. Transformed, the object now manifests unspoken desire and secret pleasure.
Specially commissioned for Goodbye Ranch, it is recommended that collectors keep this work unseen, perhaps hidden in your nightstand with other personal items.