Zürich: Edition Patrick Frey, 2019.
Condition: As New
Pornalikes is a book of portraits with a difference, culled from a 2002–2018 photo archive of porn actors who resemble or actually even portray celebrities and public figures. Polish artist Piotr Uklanski draws on a stock of hard and soft porn from glossy men’s magazines like Hustler and Loaded—as well as a plethora of meme culture material dumped on websites and blogs.
Pornalikes is hell-bent on challenging conventional morality and the bounds of so-called good taste. It shoves us into a postmodern hall of mirrors and trashy picture puzzles amid the morass of celebrity culture, exploring tensions in pop-culture between sexual identity and exploitation, man and woman, fiction and reality, real biography and the narrative dictated in the media. Delving into these dichotomies, Pornalikes picks up where the cult series The Nazis and Real Nazis, also published by Edition Patrick Frey, left off. Item #18586