Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Little Porno Online

With PORNO ending its month-long run at MARS Gallery tomorrow, I have begun the process of uploading a small number of the 30-plus images to my site. I want to preserve a sense of their context, along with the personal narrative that connects them, so I'm taking some time with my selection.
I've decided to withdraw the editions offered for sale at MARS. This will add rarity to those already sold and allow me to reconfigure how the remaining images are offered in the future. I was never comfortable with selling them one at a time, a purely commercial, gallery-driven decision; to some extent, it undermined the integrity of the concept. Some of the works will be available for sale again in the near future – perhaps just prior to a show in Sydney, later this year, or in Tokyo, next year – but only in series of half a dozen or so images assembled in very small, limited editions.
Incidentally, just two years ago this month, I published my first essay on art in the Australian quarterly, Griffith REVIEW. Its reception encouraged me to write more regularly and led to the creation of this blog. The essay is still relevant to many of the things I've written about since and although it's quite long (3,000-plus words), over the next three or four days, I'll post it here in sections, without images.

1 comment:

artcanyell said...

that is my favourite porno image it feels so close and if you Hazel were aiming for intimacy to me that is the one where i feel it most