Taryn Simon

3 Nov

Taryn Simon contraband

Oxalis tuberosa, Peru

Taryn Simon contraband

Pirated Lost DVDs

Taryn Simon contraband

Mixed Fruits, Africa

Taryn Simon contraband heroin

Heroin, India

Taryn Simon contraband

Guinea Pigs, Ecuador

Taryn Simon contraband

Dry khat, Kenya

Taryn Simon contraband

Pharmaceutical Pills, Pakistan

Bird Corpse, Indonesia

Fake BMW Emblems

Louis Vuitton counterfeit handbags

Plastic Pitcher of Salami

These objects may seem weird and unusual to you but it’s actually a documentation of some of the contraband items that get confiscated at airports, specifically the JFK Airport. Taryn Simon spent five days taking pictures of the illegal stuff people bring in from all over the world. Even though they’re only pictures of objects, it’s fascinating to see what people try to smuggle into their luggage. She has an exhibit in the Gagosian Museum in Beverly Hills until November 6th. I suggest you check it out ! !


– Sally


3 Responses to “Taryn Simon”

  1. juan luna November 4, 2010 at 12:40 am #

    the dopeness

  2. LX November 5, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    Totes, man.

  3. Tarım Destek December 30, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    Thank you, your hand health

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