About the series Cats and Pinups


Simone Gad’s collage series incorporate pages from vintage 1960s fetish magazines such as Satana, Bazaar, Beau, Wildcat, etc. Armed with a Sharpie, Gad scrawls images of cats, dogs, birds, etc.­–mainly rescue animals–directly on top of the erotically posed mostly nude female models. The animal frequently interacts with the model and often obscures the more exposed anatomical regions, as though it were providing protection. Titles and descriptions are also included and part of the overall composition. Gad sees these models and animals as vulnerable beings, and by creating a relationship between the two, she empowers them. These images are often humorous, yet touching. Each magazine page has been adhered to a larger sheet of paper extending the drawing area.


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