Out Philly photographer Zoe Strauss has released a series of images from her 2007 documentary project, “If You Break the Skin, You Must Come In,” to a silent auction benefitting First Person Arts. The project was inspired by a sign she saw off the interstate in southwest Philadelphia advertising an AIDS prevention clinic. The original image, which was included in her 10-year retrospective in 2012 at Philadelphia Museum of Art, is included in the auction.
Also included in the art that’s up for grabs are a few provocative images that may be of particular interest to LGBTers: Women Kissing (13″ x 19″) and Ken and Don Kissing (19″ x 13″), both signed inkjet prints. There’s also a 19″-x-13″ photo of a handwritten sign proclaiming that the Bible reads that “women shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment.” Could be a funny gift for a drag queen.
You can check out all the items available for purchase here. So far the two “kissing” images have zero bidders, so your chances of snagging them look rosy.