Robert Gober

Gober often recreates everyday objects realistically, but with something slightly askew. Untitled is a print that looks like a page in the International section of the New York Times, featuring a bridal advertisement for Saks Fifth Avenue department store. Some of the articles in this and similar prints are real stories Gober found in newspapers, while he invented others.

The advertisement, too, is a product of manipulation: He photographed himself as a bride, wearing a flowing, white gown and a delicate veil. He once said about the wedding dress: “There’s no comparable costume for a man that symbolizes this moment … we’ve only created this outfit for women.”1 Paired with the headline “Vatican Condones Discrimination Against Homosexuals,” Gober alludes to the fact that, at the time, he—as a gay man—was denied the very thing the advertisement represents.Gober-Untitled-242x395.jpg



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