Tiane Doan na Champassak digs into the culture of the copy by investigating the elusiveness of authenticity and the boundaries between originality and imitation. In this para-photographic experiment, he enlarges a collection of found photographs from the 1970s showing Western pin-ups to be used in the Thai market of erotic magazines. On top of these reproductions, Doan na Champassak stencils – in a military-inspired font – thirteen aphorisms stated by well-known personalities, from Pablo Picasso to Coco Chanel, in which the notion of “copy” is deified.
Unique stencilled archival inkjet prints on Japanese Awagami paper.
Size: 33 x 45 cm