naomi//neutral milk hotel
your prettiness is seeping through
out from the dress i took from you
and my emptiness is swollen shut
always a wretch i have become
so empty and please
please don’t leave me
trademarks, vito acconci, 1970
sitting in front of a camera, acconci performed a series of contorted poses and bit into his arms, legs and shoulders, resulting in impressions of his teeth left on his skin. he then covered these marks with printers ink and used them to stamp various surfaces, illustrating the bodies attack on itself while also criticizing the social institutions of art and the economy.
Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935), Les Diablerets (L’Oldenhorn et le Bécabesson), 1903. Oil on canvas, 65 x 81 cm.
Björk and her son Sindri by Juergen Teller
"I had the pleasure of visiting Björk and her son in September 1993 in Iceland. As soon as I saw him, I was fascinated by how similar they looked. Björk was an excellent host, cooked at her home and showed me around. Of course we went to the Blue Lagoon where we made this picture. We were all in the water, and a second after I took this photo, the boy splashed my camera full of water. There’s tons of salt in those hot springs, so I wasn’t too happy about it. But I knew I had a good picture, and forgave him pretty quickly."
Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer' (1997) booklet scan created by Stanley Donwood