Details:

The title of this work suggests a culture that fetishizes body parts, with the word "incorporated" being a pun meant to contrast with the framing that obscures the subject's head.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Leggs Incorporated

This painting is a reproduction of a cult find, a fashion magazine of a femme figure in a designer outfit. The figure's high-heeled feet and legs occupy the greatest portion of the composition; their head is cut off at the top of the painting. The title suggests a culture that fetishizes body parts, with the word "incorporated" being a pun meant to contrast with the framing that obscures the subject's head.

Trained only in beauty school, Seth Bogart pushes an aesthetic that embraces camp, beauty, poignancy and excess in equal measure. The artist’s polymathic oeuvre spans music, ceramics, painting, performance and clothing design. Emerging out of the queer punk scene in the Bay Area in the late 1990s, Bogart has established himself as a strong voice in the presentation and preservation of the historical arcana of queer culture. Bogart is known for his to-scale and oversized reproductions of both cult finds and volumes by literary icons like Joan Didion, Gary Indiana, and Susan Sontag.

Specs:

32 inches
26 inches

③ Artist:

Seth Bogart

Seth Bogart is known for creating ceramic book sculptures, to-scale and oversized reproductions of both cult finds and volumes by literary icons, including Joan Didion, Gary Indiana and Susan Sontag. Emerging out of the queer punk scene in the Bay Area in the late 1990s, the artist’s practice encompasses music, ceramics, painting, performance and clothing design. Bogart has established himself as a strong voice in the presentation and preservation of the historical arcana of queer culture—while exploring an aesthetic that embraces camp, beauty, poignancy and excess in equal measure.

Seth Bogart:
Leggs Incorporated, 2021
Ink, flashe, and gouache on canvas
26.0 × 32.0 inches /
Seth Bogart:
Leggs Incorporated, 2021
Ink, flashe, and gouache on canvas
26.0 × 32.0 inches /