The Kinsey Institute Acquires Work by Fetish and Fantasy Photographer Dirk Hooper
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA, August 29, 2007 – The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction has officially acquired two pieces of erotic work by fetish and fantasy photographer Dirk Hooper. The work will join the Kinsey Institute’s permanent collection which includes publications, objects, art and data from six continents. Its holdings span more than 2,000 years of human history, and run the gamut of technologies – from ink on paper, to microforms and CD – ROMs.
“I am honored to have work in the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute,” Dirk said, “knowing that my art will be preserved, studied and enjoyed by future generations is both exciting and humbling.” The pieces feature Toxic Goddess models Dark Mistress, Aello and Cera, with makeup by Jennifer Marks and assistance from Robert Henry, an award-winning artist in his own right.
The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University promotes interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. The Institute was founded in 1947, just before the publication of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948. Today the Institute investigates sexual behavior and sexual health today, and carries out its mission through:
• development of collections of resources for scholars;
• programs of research and research publications;
• presentation of interdisciplinary conferences and seminars;
• provision of information services; and
• graduate training.
More information about the Kinsey Institute can be found at www.kinseyinstitute.org.
If you are interested in learning more about Dirk Hooper’s art, please visit www.dirkhooper.com.
Dirk Hooper is a world renowned photographer, fine artist, graphic designer and writer whose work has been described as “forbidden tales to rival the likes of H.P. Lovecraft and the Marquis de Sade.” Dirk’s publishing credits include such diverse media as comic books, music CDs and slick fetish magazines. He has also cultivated a reputation as a fine artist in established venues like the prestigious Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum and as an underground visionary in galleries like the Electric Chair and the Dirty Show in Detroit. Dirk has work in the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute based at Indiana University.
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