Ivan Argote, "All my girlfriends", 2007-2009, Courtesy Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery
Ivan Argote, "All my girlfriends", 2007-2009, Courtesy Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery

ALL MY GIRLFRIENDS

30 c-prints, 2007-2009

All my girlfriends is a series of photographs that shows Iván Argote taking selfies next to smiling models of cosmetic advertisements on pharmacy shop windows. In these photographs the artist essentially mimicked the facial expressions of print ad models, posing and flirting with them to appear as his “girlfriends.” With this series, Argote makes the public personal and tackles the visual pollution.