Stephane Janssen participated in Spencer Tunick’s group installations and individual portraits between the ages of 65 and 80, a late bloomer one might say. Janssen amassed the largest collection of Tunick’s photographs during these years as he would participate and then collect the works that he was in and others that he admired. This book chronicles that collection, from the first time Janssen posed in 2000 in Harlem, NY with 25 people, to one of his last installations where he was painted head to toe in red body paint with over one thousand other painted people on the streets of Munich, Germany. Age is no barrier to participation in art. Tunick found a patron and muse in Janssen and they remained close friends until his passing in September of 2020.
Stephane Janssen’s personal collection of Tunick’s photographs were on exhibition at the
ASU Art Museum and this book was made in conjunction with the timing of that exhibit.
Photographs in the book include works not previously published from: the Dead Sea; the Burning Man Festival, Nevada; the Saatchi Gallery, London; the Bull Wall at the Port of Dublin, Ireland; the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Germany; Gaasbeek Castle, Belgium; the Lyon Biennale, France; the Lowry in Salford and Manchester, England; the Ernst Happel Stadium, Austria; Museum Kunst Palast in Dusseldorf, Germany; Amsterdam, the Netherlands, among others.
Hardcover, 9 3/4″ x 11 1/4” (29.8 x 24.8 cm,) 112 pages, Limited Edition of 1400.
Printed in the USA, 2016.