by Alexander Fury .

PORTRAIT - RICK OWENS: Taking The Piss

Recreating - or at least referencing - Rick's famous self-portrait, featured in May 2002's issue of i-D, of Owens' double urinating into his open mouth (actually achieved via a Madame Tussaud's waxwork and a crafty length of garden-hose), our final shot is as visceral as it gets. Inspired somewhat obliquely by Whistler's 'noir et or' portraits, the blackened soot and golden shower mingle in a distinctly modern take on Montesquiou-Fezensac, Des Esseintes and the unnatural delights of Symbolist decadence. A fair reflection of Owens' distressed and dishevelled modern glamour, then.

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