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5 artworks Phoebe Philo explored in her dissertation in 1995

Phoebe chose to study the work of Jake and Dinos Chapman for her dissertation.

15.2.2020

Phoebe chose to study the work of Jake and Dinos Chapman for her dissertation.

From penis noses to headless humans… welcome to the weird world of the Chapman Brothers .

. Not for the faint hearted. The Chapmans often criticised modern consumer culture -- most famously in their miniature Ronald McDonald sculptures, where the ubiquitous symbol of capitalism is hung on crosses traditionally occupied by Jesus Christ. Five Easy Pissers is no exception is this, and of course, Phoebe being a fashion student at the time must have noticed that the mutant children had slick hair-cuts while wearing crisp new white tees and box-fresh Nike trainers. Mummy and Daddy Chapman (1993) Throughout her thesis, Phoebe questioned whether all the Chapman brothers simply intended to do was shock the viewer, and Mummy and Daddy Chapman became key to this debate. The work depicts two fibre glasses mannequins: the male figure is covered in anuses and the female is growing vaginas and penises from her head down to her stomach. This piece was a satirical reproduction of their own parents, saying “we made them in a manner that meant reproductive sex was impossible -- hence us impossible.” Phoebe looked at whether works such as Mummy and Daddy Chapman represented the brothers inability to come to terms with reality in the 1990s. Bring Me the Head of (1995) “Off with his head” was not just said by the Queen of Hearts. In 1995, after a gallerist from the Italian Franco Toselli Gallery refused to exhibit Mummy and Daddy Chapman, the brothers reacted by beheading Daddy Chapman, turning his nose into a penis (what else) and renaming the work Bring me the head of Franco Toselli! . Its accompanying pornographic film, Bring Me the Head of , starred two actresses and the beheaded Daddy Chapman. Here, Phoebe explored the idea of art for art's sake -- which is perhaps aligned with the Chapman brothers’ view that “Art is intended to tease the middle classes because nobody else wants or needs art.” Ubermensch (1995) Yes, well spotted, that is the late celebrity astrophysicist Stephen Hawking who was sculpted, given rhinestone-encrusted teeth and then plonked on top of a giant rocky structure made from fibreglass, resin and paint. The title, Ubermensch , which was lifted from the writings of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and translates as ‘superhuman’ -- a compliment from them (or so they thought). Although this work received lots of criticism, with publications such as The Guardian questioning whether it was “the most repellent work” of modern art, Phoebe viewed it as a positive move away from their sexually explicit, deformed mannequins. Phoebe Philo’s Dissertation is on display as part of the Read more: i-D

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