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Face Off (Frat Boy Identity Crisis), 2020




Edition of 5. This is a photograph I took of my college roommate. He had just joined a frat. While spending time with him and his fraternity brothers, I found the culture to be eerily similar to the Wall Street businessman culture depicted by the film American Psycho, based off of Brett Easton Ellis's novel of the same title. The main character, Patrick Bateman is obsessed with his appearance. He so desperately wants to fit in with the other men so much so that it skews his own perception of his identity. In this particular scene captured in the print, while doing an intensive skincare regime just after peeing and staring at his reflection in a framed poster from the musical Les Miserables, Patrick Bateman pulls of his mask and reveals that, "There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman, some kind of abstraction, but there is no real me, only an entity, something illusory, and though I can hide my cold gaze and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping you and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable: I simply am not there." The original photograph was taken in 2012, many versions of this image have existed since then.

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11.00 x 17.00 x 1.00 in | 27.94 x 43.18 x 2.54 cm

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