“Homage”

Interview Magazine defends controversial cover of Kylie Jenner in a wheelchair

(Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times)

Kylie Jenner has come under fire with allegations of “ableism” and using disability as a fashion statement after she was featured on the cover of Interview magazine, posing in a wheelchair with golden frames. The magazine insists that the photos, taken by photographer Steven Klein, are a homage to the controversial work of Allen Jones, a British pop artist who is famous for his pictures of half-naked women in submissive positions, on all fours or being used as human furniture. Other photos in the shoot include a doll-like Jenner in S&M-inspired outfits straddling a man seated on all fours, or being held like a lifeless object, which according to a statement by the magazine is part of their artistic tradition, placing “Kylie in a variety of positions of power and control and exploring her image as an object of vast media scrutiny”. They continue: “Throughout the Art Issue, we celebrate a variety of women who are both the creators and subjects of their artistic work, and the Kylie feature aims to unpack Kylie’s status as both engineer of her image and object of attention.”

Read the full story at The Independent.

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