<em>Imperial Genitals</em>

Jonathan Monaghan
Imperial Genitals, 2014
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle photo luster mounted on dibond
57 x 43 in / 144.8 x 109.2 cm
Edition of 3

After Fabergé is a series of five-foot photographic prints that combine the experience of consumer technology and luxury goods. Mashing anatomy and design, these highly detailed compositions evoke alternate realities, if not fetishistic obsessions. The eggs are ornamented with human orifices, industrial vents, USB plugs – and even a Starbucks coffee shop. Resplendent in decorative detail, and enveloped by stark white backgrounds, their appearance is evocative of commercially functional products. Yet, each egg lacks a specific purpose, which causes these virtual objects to hold a strange and ominous power.



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