Hardcover book, 32 pages, color throughout
6 1/4 in. x 8 in.
Tafel 69 is made from Flynt’s eroticized images of men combined with illustrations from an early 20th century military first-aid book. The subject is the body, primarily male, and the yearning and anxieties it engenders. Recently Flynt’s investigation has been focused on the counterpoint of eroticism and malfunction, through the juxtaposition of sexualized performative photographic images with the found texts from first-aid and wrestling manuals. Signed.
Robert Flynt’s work in photography and photographic-based installation has been exhibited in the United States and abroad since the early 80’s, both in traditional museum and gallery settings, in alternative spaces, as part of performance art and dance performances, and in numerous publications. In 1992 his work was included in the "New Photography" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where his work is now part of the permanent collection. It is also in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, The International Center of Photography (NY), The L.A. County Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among many others.