Laurel Nakadate, Pickup Artist

It's panties and panting at P.S.1's 'Only the Lonely'

Dirty pictures: Lucky Tiger #1, 2009
Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
Dirty pictures: Lucky Tiger #1, 2009

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Laurel Nakadate: 'Only the Lonely'
MOMA P.S.1
22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City
718-784-2084, ps1.org
Through August 8

In the end, it's Nakadate's 2009 photo series Lucky Tiger that lingers. She distributed small photos of herself in pin-up poses to a group of men whose hands were covered with ink, their smudged fingerprints like paw marks over her face, breasts, and thighs. There's nothing naïve here, just raw desire, which, welcomed or spurned, transcendent or violent, remains the singular, irreducible fact of human existence.

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