Courtesy of Dasha Zhukova’s Garage, The Greatest Magazine in the History of Mankind, we have come across a trailer for a documentary entitled Skin.
It was produced as part of the body-as-canvas photo shoots that were showcased in The Greatest Magazine in the History of Mankind’s first issue. They feature the work, in tattoo form, of Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Raymond Pettibon, John Baldessari and—on an unfortunate young woman’s labia—Damien Hirst (recall that butterfly cover that debuted in the, uh, greener pastures of summer).
The trailer is very dramatic, but we would expect nothing less from The Greatest Magazine in the History of Mankind. Here is the text that appears on the screen at the end of the 90-second preview:
“MAJOR WORKS OF ART… ON A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CANVAS”
This is followed by a split-screen video of the tattoo pieces in progress. Behold, in the corner, the ominous face of a young model being forever branded on her hoo-ha with a Damien Hirst butterfly. Ah, the sacrifices we make for art.
Watch the video here.