Playboy Cards, 2006,
Acrylics and Permanent Marker On 54 Play Cards

Since 2001, Shahram Entekhabi covers all female heads and bodies in fashion magazines, on Persian miniatures, postcards or in advertisements with the black veil to sensitise the Western viewer to the practical use of the chador as an ominipresent element of the every-day in his home-country  of  Iran. Ironically, he refers at the same time to the common practice during the time of the Islamic revolution in Iran when the religious leaders censored books and magazines  by  covering images of female bodies. In his recent project, the a covered the world-famous "Playboy-Bunnies" on a set of play cards and Playboy posters ,  humourly subverting the notion of the gaze and toying with ideas of so-called freedom and censorship. In his recent project, the artists covered the world-famous "Playboy-Bunnies" on a set of play cards.

 

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Playboy cards 2006, Acrylics and Permanent Marker On 54 Play Cards © Shahram Entekhabi شهرام انتخابی
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