25 November 2013

What if this was signed 'Tretchikoff'?

Ellies' Fashion Diary has posted a gorgeous photo session done by Terence Donovan for a Pirelli calendar in the 1980s.




But I wonder what the art establishment would say if these were paintinings done by Tretchikoff. He created many similar works during his career:



For these, he was accused of objectifying his models and entrenching racial stereotypes. Interesting, eh?

By the way, Tretchikoff didn't paint his black models naked because this would have been unthinkable in the apartheid South Africa where he lived!

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