ART & DESIGN

Photos: Prick Up Your Ears

Björk takes center stage in a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.


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Album cover for Post, 1995. Photograph by Stephane Sednaoui. Image courtesy of Wellhart Ltd and One Little Indian.

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Album cover for Debut, 1993. Photograph by Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Courtesy of Wellhart Ltd and One Little Indian.

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It was in 1993 that America learned of one Björk Guðmundsdóttir, best known simply as Björk. With songs like Venus as a Boy and Big Time Sensuality, her seductive interpretation of triphop, and her defiant androgyny, she came to define the style and look of the European alternative scene, one that Madonna herself, the decade’s earlier provocateur, would crip when she asked the Icelandic singer to collaborate on her Bedtime Stories album. Here, she is pictured in 1993 in The Face, one of the iconic magazines of the period like Details and Sky that is no longer around. Photograph by Glen Luchford.

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Album cover for Homogenic, 1997. Photograph by Nick Knight. Courtesy of Wellhart Ltd and One Little Indian.

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A still from the video “Big Time Sensuality,” 1993. Courtesy of Wellhart Ltd and One Little Indian.

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Album cover for Medulla, 2004. Photograph by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin. Courtesy of Wellhart Ltd and One Little Indian.

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A still from the video “Mutual Core,” 2012. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, courtesy of Wellhart Ltd and One Little Indian.

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A still from Dancer in the Dark, 2000. Courtesy of Mary Evans/FilmFour/Zentropa Entertainments/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection.

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A still from the video “Wanderlust,” 2008. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, courtesy of Wellhart Ltd and One Little Indian.