Olaf Nicolai - The Blondes (signiert)
The titular blondes are the 43 subjects of this series of pictures, taken during the month that Olaf Nicolai ran a beauty parlor at the center of Tilburg in the Netherlands. He offered to bleach visitors' hair free of charge in exchange for permission to use images of them in his work. Other things about the salon were a bit off, too - instead of the usual product advertisements, the walls were decorated with prints of artworks involving blondes, by artists ranging from Andy Warhol to Vanessa Beecroft, Karen Kilimnik, Douglas Gordon, Santiago Sierra, Olaf Breuning and many others - complementing the ersatz beauty parlor with an improvised art gallery. Readers can make their own gallery by detaching the book's perforated pages and hanging them wherever they set up shop. Artist book with full-paged photographs in a decorative slip case.