Nigger Arabesque, NYC, 1978
“Unless you are extraordinarily supple, you cannot do this arabesque,” Goude has explained. “The main point is that Grace couldn’t do it, and that’s the basis of my entire work: creating a credible illusion.” He photographed Jones in a variety of positions, using boxes to help prop up her body. These images were then pieced together to create a collage which served as the cover for her 1989 album,
. Perhaps Kanye is planning to use Amber’s photo as the cover of his forthcoming album?