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Jenny Saville: Closed Contact

Since her debut in 1992, Jenny Saville’s focus has remained on the female body, slightly deviating into subjects with “floating or indeterminant gender painting large scale paintings of transsexuals and transvestites.

Her published sketches and documents include surgical photographs of liposuction, trauma victims, deformity correction, disease states and transgender patients.

Her painting Strategy (South Face/Front Face/North Face) appeared on the cover of Manic Street Preachers’ third album, The Holy Bible.

Further to this, Stare (2005) features as the cover of the ninth Manic Street Preachers album Journal For Plague Lovers (May 2009).

Saville works and lives in Sicily, and is a tutor of figure painting at the Slade School of Art.


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