This work is part of a series which continues the artist's exploration of photographs of her own body, apparently hanging in space.
Escape Artist (Multicoloured) by Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2008
© The artist courtesy White Cube
- Cibachrome print photograph
- 134.6 x 109.2 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £9,000 ( Total: £22,000)
- Acquired in:
- White Cube
In this photograph she appears to float a little above the floor with the assistance of just eight colourful helium balloons, there is a tension in the apparent power of their tug being resisted by her body. The party colours of the balloons contrast with Taylor-Wood's vulnerability in pale pink and white cotton underwear; her body is slumped forward and her face hidden. The photograph is a wonderful addition to the existing collection of contemporary photography by artists such as Wolfgang Tillmans and Richard Wentworth.