Works from the series Blonde Musicians, oil on LP covers, 2011–2014 by Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson.
Painted with oil on album covers from the 1960's, 70's and 80's, the ongoing series Blonde Musicians by Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson bears witness to the artist's longstanding engagement with the complex cultural image of the blonde. Ladies, Beautiful Ladies presents a selection of modified LP covers with their largely unknown models, chosen by virtue of their blondness and beauty. Once mere objects of desire, these women have been relocated from the social imaginary of the past and transformed into art through Birgisson's act of selection and his strokes of oil paint.
Ladies, Beautiful Ladies was published to accompany the two solo exhibitions, Ladies, Beautiful Ladies, by the artist Birgir Snæbjörn Birgisson, at ASI Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland and Helsinki Contemporary, Helsinki, Finland, in 2014. It's title is with dedication borrowed from a song by Lee Fields and his band called the Expressions, from their album, My World, 2009.