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  • Dinos & Jake Chapman

    Andréhn-Schiptjenko

    The analogy between the nose and the male sexual organ is a recurrent theme in Sigmund Freud’s correspondences with Wilhelm Fliess, the author of a treatise on bisexuality and nasal mucous membranes. According to Fliess, the nose, whose cavities are lined with hair similar to pubic hair, had not received adequate attention from psychoanalysis: “The nose is an unsolved mystery of medical science!”

    As if taking up this challenge, Dinos & Jake Chapman, the British masters of the grotesque, carry the psychoanalytic speculation of Dr. Fliess to its extreme in each of the five Fuck Faces (all 1995).

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