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23

23 was a photo book released in April of 2017. The book featured twenty three nude portraits of cisgender and transgender models, artists and porn performers.

While there are countless books of nude photography, many of them depict gender in a traditional, binary way (masculine men, feminine women, etc). With 23, West sought to create a collection of nudes that depicted the entire spectrum of gender and sexuality in a more nuanced, contemporary light.

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 During the book launch party for 23, West displayed images from the book in a floating lantern display in the pool of The Standard Hotel.

During the book launch party for 23, West displayed images from the book in a floating lantern display in the pool of The Standard Hotel.

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 Black and white versions of the images were also projected onto the building adjacent to the rooftop location.

Black and white versions of the images were also projected onto the building adjacent to the rooftop location.

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