Juno Calypso - Photographs London Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Phillips
  • Exhibited

    Isolation Chamber Vacation, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, 15 April - 2 September 2017
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  • Literature

    C. Jansen, Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze, London: Laurence King, 2017, p. 112

  • Catalogue Essay

    For Juno Calypso, the image-making process begins with the location and the inspiration for her recent series The Honeymoon Suite was a picture of a 1960s honeymoon resort she had found on the internet. She soon discovered that the hotel was still in business and travelled to the Poconos in Pennsylvania, USA to experience it at first hand, armed with a suitcase full of camera equipment, wigs, bridal lingerie and other props. Posing as a travel writer, she was given access to every room in the couples resort and spent one week photographing herself as her fictional alter ego Joyce, a woman consumed by the imperative to project certain notions of femininity.

    In A Dream in Green, Joyce stands nude in a pink heart-shaped bathtub (a requisite honeymoon resort cliché), her green martian-like figure reflected in multiple mirrors. Using green body paint, Calypso alludes to the ways beauty rituals mimic science fiction. Initially conceived as a throwaway experiment taken on the last night of her trip, this photograph has become the most desired image from the series. In 2016, Calypso became the recipient of the International Photography Award given by the British Journal of Photography and was selected for Foam Talent for this body of work.



A Dream in Green from The Honeymoon Suite

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image/Sheet: 99.8 x 150.7 cm (39 1/4 x 59 3/8 in.)
Frame: 105.2 x 156.3 cm (41 3/8 x 61 1/2 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP1 ink on the reverse of the flush-mount; signed in ink, printed title, date and number AP1 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 2 AP. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £13,750

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London Auction 18 May 2017