Untitled (Casil), 2015-18

Collier Schorr


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Artist and fashion photographer Collier Schorr has long been interested in how a body changes. For several years, she followed a model named Casil McArthur, who transitions over the course of Schorr’s project Untitled (Casil) from boyish girl to girlish boy, from artist’s muse to Bowie-like chameleon. Schorr remembers meeting Casil just as Casil had begun to start modeling as a young man rather than as a young woman. When Casil first began to transition, he worried about his future as a model. But the partnership with Schorr was perfectly legible within the fashion world, with fashions moving away from his/her clothing and toward the concept of they/them. Schorr explains that Casil’s fantasmatic appeal may have changed as he transitioned, but the mystery and the enigmatic quality that a model must project remained constant. The images are playful at times, melancholic at others, crossing and blurring lines as Schorr’s photo-archive offers a slow reveal.


Archival Pigment Print
Print Paper Size: 19 x 13.34 in.
Print Image Size: 18 x 12 ¾ in.
Edition of 30 and 2 Artist’s Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist

About the Artist

Collier Shorr’s photographs appear regularly publications such as Dazed, i-D, Harper’s Bazaar, New Yorker, New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. Schorr has been exhibited internationally at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; LUMA Foundation, Arles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow; Le Consortium, Dijon; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstwerke, Berlin; Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the Consorcio Salamanca, Spain. Six monographs of Schorr’s recent bodies of work have been published by MACK, United Kingdom. Collier Schorr attended New York’s School of Visual Arts, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

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