Embroidery · Stitch · Playboy · 2011
"Embroidery is one of the many media Norwegian artist Erlend Helling-Larsen uses. On pages torn from magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse, he clothes the naked women stitch by stitch. His work with embroidery has strong historical references. Contrasts abound in Helling-Larsen’s works, between the masculine and feminine, and between popular culture, handicraft and artistic production."