Chris Cunningham Photographs Grace Jones by Dazed & Confused

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Grace Jones & Chris Cunningham welcome you to an issue of art without limits.

The Dazed & Confused November art special is on sale October 9, 2008, headed up by a stunning 12-page visual collaboration between Grace Jones and Chris Cunningham, with the avant-garde film director digitally morphing the iconic performer to reveal the Devil Inside…

“It’s not fashion, it’s an anti-fashion shoot,” Jones tells Tim Noakes in the cover story. “He’s shooting me like art.”

Chris Cunningham’s inspiration came from his 2005 short film “Rubber Johnny”: ‘When I made the images for Rubber Johnny, I wanted to make some Nubian versions to accompany them. For me, Grace has the strongest iconography of any artist in music. She’s definitely the most inspiring person I’ve worked with so far.”


Grace Jones by Chris Cunningham | Dazed & Confused Magazine

Grace Jones is a Jamaican-American singer, model, and actress. During the 1970s, she also became a muse to Andy Warhol, who photographed her extensively. During this era she regularly went to the New York City nightclub Studio 54.

Grace Jones by Chris Cunningham | Dazed & Confused Magazine

The contralto singer has the range to move into an almost-soprano mode in some songs. Jones secured a record deal with Island Records in 1977, which resulted in a string of dance-club hits and a large gay following.


Grace Jones by Chris Cunningham | Dazed & Confused Magazine

In the late 1970s, Jones adapted the emerging New Wave music style and adopted a severe, androgynous look, with square-cut hair and angular, padded clothes


Grace Jones by Chris Cunningham | Dazed & Confused Magazine

Chris Cunningham is an English music video film director and video artist. He was born in Reading, Berkshire in 1970 and grew up in Lakenheath, Suffolk.

The Work of Director Chris Cunningham

The video collection The Work of Director Chris Cunningham was released in November 2004 as part of the Directors Label set. This DVD includes selected highlights from 1995–2000. Cunningham has created photography and cover artwork for various people including Bjork’s “All Is Full of Love”, Aphex Twin’s “Windowlicker” and “Come to Daddy”.

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