Marge Monko

© 2020

Nataša and Saša
2 pigment prints on aluminium dibond, framed, 570 x 1000 mm

These two portraits are appropriated from the packaging of perfumes (au de cologne) produced in the Soviet Union in 1970-80s, titled respectively Nataša (for women) and Saša (for men).
The models on the photos are rather Western-looking, a fact that implies the secret desire in the Soviet Union for attractive images related to capitalism.
The images are exhibited next to each other as portraits of lovers.