Collier Schorr, Hey Diddle Diddle
Plaster of Paris, cotton, graphite, and ink
Inches: 19 x12 x7.5
Centimeters: 48 x 30 x 9
Collier Schorr (1963 -): An American artist and fashion photographer best known for her portraits of adolescent men and women, which often blend photographic realism with elements of fiction and youthful fantasy. Her work explores themes such as history, nationality, and war, as well as gender and identity. Among her influences are German and Jewish social history, World War II, wrestling, Andrew Wyeth, and August Sander. Schorr grew up in Queens, New York, and studied journalism at the School of Visual Arts. In the 1980s and the 1990s, she also worked actively as an art critic. Today she is a well-known fashion photographer.