Urs Lüthi

Selbstporträt, 1970

Photo canvas, 118 x 79 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur, gift George Reinhart
Inv. no. 1996-012-001
© Urs Lüthi

Urs Lüthi
b. 1947 (Lucerne, CH), lives and works in Munich, DE

The works of Urs Lüthi touch upon the rift that divides modern thought. No longer in the grip of the meta-narrative, we yearn for the healing of fragmentation. Lüthi’s pioneering photographs of the early 1970s show a beautiful and often androgynous youth who becomes a figure of projection. The obvious cross-gender aspect makes it all too easy to overlook the fact that Lüthi has styled himself as a proxy to confront our desires, histories and problems.