poster for Toneelgroep Amsterdam, 1994, silkscreen
Oliviero Toscani became world famous with his photos for Benneton. Photos that had nothing to do with fashion, but everything to do with war, violence, the threat of aids and the despair of refugees. For instance he photographed the blood soaked clothing of a dead soldier in Bosnia. I borrowed this image and had the text sewn onto the original Benetton poster. This post is about flirting with suffering. That’s what Homer did, it’s what Toscani did and I’m doing it too. My design is just as tasteless as that of Toscani. You see a day and a night version.