Ladies of the Night. Dorothy Krause.

Ladies of the Night.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL: 2017. Artist's book, one of 10 copies, all on Roland paper, signed by the photographer / artist / author on the last page. Page size: 57 inches long by 11.5 inches wide; accordion-fold to make 6 pages on each side for a total of 12 pages. Bound: accordion-fold book is housed in 10 x 12 x ½-inch aluminum box, cover printed with white and gloss ink on LEF-300 flatbed printer, title in black with collaged image of woman from book. The book itself is highlighted by Ms. Krause's exceptional photographs of twin performance artists, Abigail and Emily Taylor. Ms. Krause's text is printed in red; the women wear black tops with black and white striped arm warmers; black and white checked birds are collaged with the images of these blond women. The text is stunningly depressing: prostitution is estimated to generate $14 billion a year, more than drugs and guns combined...death rate is 6 times that of the general population and more than double that of fishing workers, the highest fatality profession...between 70,000-80,000 people are arrested each year for prostitution costing taxpayers approximately $200 million." The color images of the Taylor sisters, in black and white striped clothing (prostitutes not their customers are usually incarcerated) are compelling and beautiful. Despite this, the book still transmits an unfortunate dark reality for far too many women. Item #11296

Price: $750.00

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