As Johnny Thornton recounts, "This was a shot I did all for myself at my home in Chelsea. I used both a SX70 Polaroid and my Hasselblad and Ektachrome. The model was Alex Argent. The make-up and hair were done by William Norman for whom I had shot a business card of a red lipstick pierced with a bobby pin, so he owed me a favour. The plinth came from a shoot and I saw the composition as a pastiche of the Art Deco style lamps made by Lalique featuring porcelain heads. I decided the head in my version would be a real one. We painted the model's hair silver and rigged a flashlight into the lampshade. This picture is in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas."

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"I don't care for how the art was produced, frankly it bores me. I am only interested in the image."

Johnny Thornton

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Photoshoot Details

Location : Chelsea, London
Date        : 1983
Model     : Alex Argent


Printed on Fuji Lustre


Small: 41 x 41 cm (16 x 16") | Edition: 50

Medium: 76 x 76 cm (30 x 30") | Edition: 50

Large: 102 x 102 cm (40 x 40") | Edition: 50

Framing Options

Soho Black Frame (recommended)

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This piece is extremely rare and has limited availability. If you would like to take advantage and have some pieces from our collection, please contact us immediately. Once sold, there is no guarantee they will be available again any time in the near future.

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