Codpieces: Phallic Paraphernalia

1974

Codpieces consisted of a series of body sculptures for men. Each piece was made from found objects, such as an oilcan, plastic packaging materials, a pair of stuffed leather gloves, or even a small chessboard with magnetic chess pieces. At the openi

ng of the exhibition, the pieces were modeled by six nude men in a runway-style fashion show. After the performance, the codpieces were mounted on life-sized photographs of nude men and on drawings of torsos. Photos of male models wearing the scultures were also exhibited.

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Codpieces consisted of a series of body sculptures for men. Each piece was made from found objects, such as an oilcan, plastic packaging materials, a pair of stuffed leather gloves, or even a small chessboard with magnetic chess pieces. At the opening of the exhibition, the pieces were modeled by six nude men in a runway-style fashion show. After the performance, the codpieces were mounted on life-sized photographs of nude men and on drawings of torsos. Photos of male models wearing the scultures were also exhibited.
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