Sébastien Girard – Strip-o-Gram
Strip-o-Gram: 1. A form of message delivery in which a woman or man performs a striptease while singing or dancing. The word is a combination of telegram and striptease. This type of entertainment became popular in the 1970s in the US and spread to the UK and Europe during the 1980s. (wikipedia)
After setting up search notifications for items linked to the keyword of “stripper” on the auction house Ebay, Sebastien Girard received email offers between 2007 and 2012 regarding the sales of thousands of amateur photographs taken at domestic strip-tease parties in American homes.
In essence, these notifications and his subsequent purchases served as his own surprise invitation and only possible – albeit virtual – gateway into these living room parties where women of all ages take in the sexual show and photograph these men for hire.
Strip-o-gram is two books in one with the photographs printed on the outer pages and a Japanese binding that allows a partial look at an inner matrix – a slightly hidden text correspondence between Ebay and Girard during their own game of teasing and buying.
|Note||A special edition of 250 sets containing two books : one regular edition and a second one bound in reverse to fully expose the text correspondence (the dust jacket has been fold in reverse also). Both books are signed and numbered. A yellow enveloppe containing a strip-tease sequence of 4 prints reproduced from the originals purchased on Ebay is included.|