As a former model, Sylvia Schramm has been personally moved by the #MeToo debate.
In October 2017, The New York Times, among others, reported that dozens of women accused US film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. The artist knew these situations and has herself experienced more often that “favors” were quite expected in the film and modeling industry.
Schramm interpreted this Street Art-inspired work in “agitated brown tones in expression and perspective on the basis of an award-winning black-and-white photograph by photojournalist Ara Güler (“Porters Waiting for Work,” Istanbul 1954). Instead of resigned workers, it shows actresses and models who have finally gone public.
From right to left:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Kate Beckingsale, Lea Seydoux, Rose McGowan, Rosanna Arquette