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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, July 18

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Left: Every Playboy Centerfold, The 1970s by Jason Salavon
Right: Nude Descending a Staircase No.2 by Marcel Duchamp

Countless frustrated teenagers have arrived at Jason Salavon's website hoping to find a comprehensive database of naked women. While the site does indeed offer "Every Playboy Centerfold" they're not presented in the usual fashion. Salavon is an artist who works with information. Information ranging form of hundreds of photographs to, in his current project, centuries of US Census data.

His work requires custom software, multiple computers and high end printing technology. Though entirely modern, Salavon has often been struck by how his work resembles, to some degree, the work of artists working decades ago.

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» Or, if that doesn't work, take a listen here (.mp3 file, 7.9MB).

Study for American Varietal by Jason Salavon


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Dave Elfving writes at machinechicago.

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