Stacy Leigh’s sex dolls defy their purpose
In her 2014 photo series Average Americans (Who Just Happen To Be Sex/
Love Dolls), former New York stockbroker Stacy Leigh used as her models
RealDolls, the lifesize mannequins produced by California’s Abyss
Creations, but not in the way their makers perhaps intended. In Leigh’s images, included in a new book, Play
with Me: Dolls, Women and Art, that also features work by artists Laurie Simmons and Jordan Wolfson, the dolls live their own lives: sipping sodas, modelling high-fashion, reading trashy novels in bed and, er, recreating The Last Supper. Given that Abyss Creations are now testing prototypes of interactive sex robots, their own (quite literally) mindless reality TV show can’t be far away.
— Play with Me: Dolls, Women and Art by Grace Banks is published on 18 September (Laurence King)
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