HOT OF THE PRESS:
“PORNALIKES” BY PIOTR UKLAŃSKI
Today (21st of February 2019) is the launch of the brand new art book by visual artist Piotr Uklański at the Dashwood Books in New York. “Pornalikes” is a book of portraits culled from a 2002–2018 photo archive of porn actors who resemble or actually even portray celebrities and public figures. Uklański draws on a stock of hard and soft porn from glossy men’s magazines like Hustler and Loaded—as well as a plethora of meme culture material dumped on websites and blogs. The book explores celebrity culture and neoliberal instrumentalization and commodification of the human body. The artist challenges the conventional morality and the bounds of so-called good taste. Although it’s not a surprise as Piotr Uklański is probably best known for his controversial exhibitions and actions like “GingerAss”. “Pornalikes” is the third book published by Edition Patrick, after “The Nazis” and “Real Nazis”.