David Lynch, Digital Nudes

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Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

Bilingual French/English version

Hardback, 25 × 34 cm, 240 pages

ISBN: 978-2-86925-166-3

Publication: November 2021

125 color and black-and-white photographs

About the publication

Experimenting with all forms of artistic creation, from painting to photography, from drawing to sound creation, David Lynch’s work appears to be the most protean of our time. In 2007, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain presented the exhibition-event The Air Is on Fire, which unveiled Lynch’s photographic and pictorial work. Nearly fifteen years later, the Fondation Cartier will publish Digital Nudes, an exceptional collection of the artist’s photographs dedicated to female nudes, as a follow-up to Nudes, published in 2017.

Second installment of the Lynchian saga devoted to the photographic exploration of the female body, Digital Nudes brings together a corpus of previously unpublished digital images in line with the aesthetics of Nudes’ analog photographs, while experimenting with the possibilities offered by digital technology.

Kaleidoscopic visions of legs, arms, or undefined curves, chiaroscuro portraits, photographs of varnished nails and lacquered mouths... So many examples of David Lynch’s treatment of one of the greatest artistic subjects, the female nude, which here becomes an ode to femininity, an invitation to contemplation and creative freedom.