This is one of Cao’s newest creations, juxtaposing two 1960s sex symbols, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. This stunning image of Bardot was originally shot by photographer Sam Levin early in her career. Known as the “Towel Sessions,” these images of female vulnerability and unsatiated sexuality propelled Bardot as the female embodiment of France’s sensuality.
Both of these women were considered gap-toothed beauties, and were muses for French polymath Serge Gainsbourg.
About the artist:
Originally from China, Alex Guofeng Cao is an established photographer now based in New York. He credits photography greats such as Avedon, Weston, and Mapplethorpe for inciting his passion for photography and artistic experimentation.
His preferred medium is black-and-white, saying that it is only the colors of this spectrum that he needs to create his world. With exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, Cao’s work has quickly resonated within the collecting world.
By juxtaposing two iconic images, Cao encodes greater meaning into familiar images of pop icons and masterworks. Cao has exhibited at prestigious shows such as Art Basel in both Switzerland and Miami Beach; Scope Basel and Scope Miami, ArtHamptons and more. His work has also been featured in prominent publications such as the LA Times, Haute Living, the Boston Herald, Art in America, The Miami Herald, and more.
This work is made of Ink and Oil on canvas.
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