11.30.2010

Canned Candies: 40 Years Later

The exhibition "Canned Candies: The Nudes of Jean Clemmer" launched last week at the new pop-up art space Flash Projects in London. "The collaboration between Jean Clemmer and Paco Rabanne was one of the greatest fashion moments of the 1960s," says Christabel Armsden, director of Flash Projects. Photographer Jean Clemmer and fashion designer Paco Rabanne worked together on the book, Nues, which came out in 1969 in Paris and went on to obtain a cult status.*

It is really fascinating to look at these erotic photographs that were really controversial at the time and compare them to the exaggeratedly sex-obsessed, agressive editorials of our age. I find them touchingly innocent and strikingly beautiful. What do you think?







*Source and images: Dazed Digital

11 comments:

  1. ahhhhhhhhhh nagyon inspiralo kepek :)

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  2. Wow, how incredible are these?! Love.

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  3. Gorgeous pictures. Love all of them! Hugs my dear friend Susan.

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  4. these are so beautiful... dreamy and heavy...

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  5. nagyon jók! :) A második és negyedik a kedvencem. Valóban ma ez már nem is lepne meg senkit.

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  6. These are definitely quite innocent compared to what we see now. Love them a lot - they seem to be more sincere. A lot of the aggressive sexuality in today's editorials seems quite fake and only meant to provoke without much thought.

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  7. Beautiful images...thanks for sharing!

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  8. Hi Susan,

    How fabulous and thanks for showing us.

    Hope all is well with you and that your weekend
    is going great.
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  9. Wow, these are striking images!! Thanks for sharing.

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