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Charles Ray

The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, 1993

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Photo edition, each comprising a set
of nine unique color snapshots of
Tatjana Patitz, 4 x 6” (14,8 x 10,2 cm),
Ed. 60/XXIII, signed and numbered

Between real and ideal. A relentless informal photo session with supermodel Tatjana Patitz yielded disarmingly familiar keepsake snapshots of an extraordinary girl next door.


“Generic, infinitely reproducible, Ray himself became the consumerized ideal, an American standard, at once the victim and the victimizer of technological replication.” Klaus Kertess Parkett No. 37, 1993