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Douglas Gordon

Self-Portraits of You + Me (Bond Girls)

October 9–November 18, 2006
Britannia Street, London

Douglas Gordon: Self-Portraits of You + Me (Bond Girls) Installation view

Douglas Gordon: Self-Portraits of You + Me (Bond Girls)

Installation view

Works Exhibited

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (Honor Blackman), 2006 Smoke and mirror, 32-13/16 × 28 ¾ × 2 ¾ inches (83.3 × 73 × 7 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (Honor Blackman), 2006

Smoke and mirror, 32-13/16 × 28 ¾ × 2 ¾ inches (83.3 × 73 × 7 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (Famke Janssen), 2006 Smoke and mirror, 32-13/16 × 28 ¾ × 2 ¾ inches (83.3 × 73 × 7 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (Famke Janssen), 2006

Smoke and mirror, 32-13/16 × 28 ¾ × 2 ¾ inches (83.3 × 73 × 7 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (Madelaine Smith), 2006 Smoke and mirror, 32-13/16 × 28 ¾ × 2 ¾ inches (83.3 × 73 × 7 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (Madelaine Smith), 2006

Smoke and mirror, 32-13/16 × 28 ¾ × 2 ¾ inches (83.3 × 73 × 7 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (Gloria Hendry), 2006 Smoke and mirror, 32-13/16 × 28 ¾ × 2 ¾ inches (83.3 × 73 × 7 cm)

Douglas Gordon, Self-Portrait of You + Me (Gloria Hendry), 2006

Smoke and mirror, 32-13/16 × 28 ¾ × 2 ¾ inches (83.3 × 73 × 7 cm)

About

Gagosian is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Douglas Gordon. Self-Portraits of You + Me (Bond Girls) features images of the actresses who have played alongside James Bond over the last forty years. This group of photographs is part of a series of works entitled Self-Portraits of You + Me, in which the artist explores the idea of excessive adoration and accidental mutilation of iconic images.

The Bond Girls have been specifically chosen for the artist’s first exhibition at Gagosian in London. In each portrait, the eyes have been cut from the face and the remaining features burned almost past recognition. Behind each of the reworked portraits is a mirrored surface that challenges the viewer to look beyond the photographic remains. As with his earlier Blind Star photographs of 2002, Gordon destabilizes our familiarity with Hollywood icons and the art system.