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JERK

ART BY NAYLAND BLAKE

FICTION BY DENNIS COOPER

Highly-aclaimed conceptual artist Nayland Blake has created a series of marionettes and puppets to examine ritual, addition, cultural iconography and fetishism. These strange and gorgeous objects inspired notorious fiction writer Dennis Cooper to create an original story based on the confessions of David Brooks, one of two accomplices to serial killer Dean Coril.
Using the puppets to act out various elements in the human psyche, Blake and Cooper enjoin in their works the exploration of the darker truths about human desire, and the vertiginous proximity of the erotic with the horrific, and the humorous and the unthinkable.

Hardcover: 54 pages
Publisher: Artspace Books; 1st ed edition (May 1993)
ISBN: 0963109510
Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
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