Backstage

The 9th collection of the project "Who’s That Nude In The Living Room?"

This collection is a beautiful tribute to that time, when we were freeing ourselves.

Few words about this collection

"Cigarettes, whisky, blues, and checkerboards reflect the universe of Idan Wizen’s inspirations and his references, such as Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Loup Sieff or Tim Burton."

The Backstage collection is mainly inspired by the 50s and 60s. The artist wanted to pay tribute to this period for several reasons: above all, it is a period when in the mentality it was a real liberation. On all aspects: on mentalities, on the liberation of bodies, on sexual liberation, on the liberation of morals. After centuries where men and women were imprisoned in their bodies, where the body was demonized, this collection is a beautiful tribute to that time, when we were freeing ourselves.

On the Backstage collection, Idan Wizen used two graphic elements: first a black and white checkerboard, which was placed on the floor, and then a chaise longue with stripes. It was in a first point to have a game of perspective and a game of contrasts very interesting graphically. The second point was to evoke a duality: a duality of the world of the time, very binary, very marked. A time when there were far fewer shades of gray than today, where today’s fights are much more complex, certainly less clear-cut than back then. And then, the last point is to make the different characters evolve like on a game of chess, like on a chessboard where we were going to move over the checkerboard.

Backstage is the 9th collection of “Who’s That Nude in the Living Room?” art project which aims to constitute the largest photographic series ever made representing humanity as it is, in its most natural state, its nudity and its diversity. this concept of photographic art aims to bring together thousands of models, volunteers of all ages and from all social categories to constitute a huge gallery of portraits of men and women of today. These photographs, in their multitude and the originality of each one of them, their dynamism and their naturalness, show to universal human beauty, far beyond the restrictive socio-cultural and aesthetic criteria of our time.

The Backstage collection is mainly inspired by the 50s and 60s. The artist wanted to pay tribute to this period for several reasons: above all, it is a period when in the mentality it was a real liberation.

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Backstage: tribute to the beginnings of the liberation of the body

Backstage is a collection of the project Who’s That Nude In The Living Room?”, a collection that respects the same principles as the others of the project. Namely, models who have never posed before (neither in photos, nor naked), they are not casted (everyone can come from the age of 18), and who come for a photo session, where we will keep only one photograph of each individual. There is no retouching, these are authentic photographs of each individual, they are meant to be made into works of art up to very large formats which are 80 x 120 cm, and to be exhibited, in exhibitions, as well as in private homes.

The collection Backstage, completely in black and white, is conceived to bring us back to the ’50s. Cigarettes, whisky, blues, and checkerboards reflect the universe of Idan Wizen’s inspirations and his references, such as Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Loup Sieff or Tim Burton. A universe of the ’50s filled with anachronisms emphasizing the artist’s avant-gardism.

After centuries when the body was demonized, this collection is a beautiful tribute to this time when we were freeing ourselves.

Backstage

2015 – 330 artworks – C Print – Edition of 4 – unique on its size

Each photo is unique just like its model and never touched up. This inevitably challenges us and creates in us a curious feeling of closeness, of belonging. Because these models are all of us.

Every photo is unique,
but can you imagine how stong can be a composition with more of them ?

Need some help to choose an artwork?

Do you like the style offered by our gallery? You want something but you don't know what? Let us help you!

Meet Idan in Paris

Idan Wizen welcomes you (Paris 3) to advise you and help you find the photographs and works that meet your expectations.

He will show you the different formats, the different finishes, examples of compositions and their live simulations (triptychs, mosaics, etc.) He will help you in your collection process, whether you are confirmed or a first-time buyer.

Meet Idan in videoconference

You can arrange a meeting by videoconference with Idan Wizen. He will share his screen to advise you and help you find the works that meet your expectations.

It will show you the different formats, the different frames, examples of compositions and their live simulations. (triptychs, mosaics, etc.) It will accompany you in your approach as a collector, whether you are confirmed or a first-time buyer.

A tailor-made selection of art works

We have designed a small form that allows us to collect your tastes, expectations and desires so that we can offer you a selection of works made only for you by Idan Wizen.

Fill it out online and receive a small personalized catalog a few days later. Fast and fun, the form is filled in just a few minutes!

curator's selection

We deliberately choose curators to pick their favorite works and add them to collections based on profound themes we find in our works.. Take a look into the fun themes we’ve compiled and find something specific for you!

EXPLORE BY COLLECTION

What is a series? A series is a declaration of an idea, story, or deeper sense of meaning behind a collection of photographs. The curation of a series can be made before or after the declaration of said idea. Below you will find collections from our artists that we’ve chosen to showcase, each with their own unique narrative!

  • All
  • Arnaud Baumann
  • Brooke Shaden
  • Dina Goldstein
  • Idan Wizen
  • Louis Blanc
  • Manon Deck-Sablon
  • Marie de Duve
  • Mathilde Oscar

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HORS DU TEMPS

Hinders

In The Dollhouse

Les amours des dieux

Into The Box

The World We Left Them

Le Palace

Dystopia

The Shape of Things

Les Mondes Insensés

Métamorphoses

Little Black Book

Pop Classicisme

cORpuS

Exploration Of Self

Figures

Nude in the living-room

Wanderlust

★ ICONIC PORTRAITS ★

Gods of Suburbia

Virtual Street Art

Résille

Fallen Princesses

Feeling like being part of the project also?

Everyone is welcome. You can schedule a photosession in Paris