12000000 and one
While researching something, I don't remember exactly what it was that day, I read that the 1976 image of Farrah Fawcett in a red swimming costume was the world's best-selling poster with more than 12 000 000 copies.
The relationship of iconic images has shifted. The production, distribution and viewing of images through the universally accessible internet has changed. With the flood of images on the internet, individual images are shown umpteen times within hours.
At first, I wanted to buy an old original of the swimming costume poster via the internet. Then I asked myself what a vintage pin-up poster above my desk would do for me.
As an appropriation that was not only personal but also artistic, I came up with a form that would reflect the relationship between print products like the poster, the availability of images on the internet: Painting the cover motifs of my own books on an oversized print.