2020 Recent Acquisitons
Ideal Boys - Roberto
3D lenticular transparency, lightbox
61.5 x 48 x 9.5 cms (24.17 x 18.86 ins)
Mat Collishaw: Ideal Boys, 17 May - 28 June 1997; In collaboration with Thomas Dane Gallery, London, and Gallerie Raucci/Santamaria, Naples.
3D Lenticular transparency lightbox
61.5cm high x 48cm wide x 9.5cm deep (24.25in x 19in x 7.75in)
Two German men, Wilhelm Von Gloeden and Guglielmo Pluschow, visited the south coast of Italy to document young boys in the early 20th century. To escape pornographic censors they portrayed their subjects in neoclassical settings; broken pillars, leopard skin rugs etc. Collishaw took these pictures in a similar style in old disused buildings around Naples (the kind of places where young people hang out, not dilapidated classical ruins but post-industrial graveyards) and made them into 3D lenticular images.
British Photography. The Hyman Collection