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Cameron Jamie: Rugburn [Pinspot #3]

The inspiration for Cameron Jamie’s Rugburn is a late-sixties phenomenon known as “apartment wrestling,” in which participants staged wrestling matches at home, photographed them, and sent the photographs to wrestling magazines—a kind of homemade soft porn. In Jamie’s lurid take on the sport we see the artist—in long johns, a mask, and a plastic derriere—pitted against a number of bizarre competitors in various domestic locales. With heavy S/M overtones and an uneasy sense of voyeurism, these photographs blur the boundaries between reality and play, between identity and character. With short fiction by David A. Greene.

36 pages, Softcover, 8 7/8×6 inches, 1998

  • Publisher: Smart Art Press

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