ART & DESIGN

Under My Skin


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It’s no surprise that the images included in Mona Kuhn’s new show—Under My Skin: Nudes in Contemporary Photography, on display at New York’s Flowers Gallery from June 20 to July 27—are almost entirely Not Suitable For Work. The photographer and curator is best known for her work with naked bodies. The diverse images on display—including Chris Bucklow abstracts, a David Dawson portrait of Lucien Freud working in his studio, and a Botticelli-inspired Nadav Kander shot—demonstrate that, when a classic subject meets a modern medium, the possibilities are endless. Here, Kuhn reveals some of her favorites from the show.

1

Polly Borland, Bunny Nose (2009)

Copyright Polly Borland, Courtesy of Other Criteria

2

Maciek Jasik, Melanie (2012)

Courtesy of the artist

3

Mona Kuhn, Mirage (2012)

Courtesy of Flowers Gallery

4

Geir Moseid, Untitled (2012)

Courtesy of Flowers Gallery

5

Jenny Saville & Glen Luchford, Closed Contact #10 (1995-1996)

Courtesy of the artists

6

Bill Sullivan, Self Portrait with Mirror #56 (2010)

Courtesy of the artist