Jochem Hendricks

Oleg’s Ear, 2004–06
Synthetic diamond, golden stud
11.81 x 8.66 inch / 30 x 22 cm 
Lambda photographic print 
53.15 x 39.37 inch / 135 x 100 cm

With the help of two Kiev policemen, Hendricks managed to track down a man whose right ear had been removed and who had kept it. After difficult negotiations Oleg sold the ear to Hendricks, who had it turned into a synthetic diamond which was then placed in a gold ear stud. Then Oleg found time for a photo-shoot during which his image was captured with the diamond stud in his remaining right earlobe. 

Oleg’s Ear, 2004–06
Series of 5 Lambda photographic prints
17.7 x 13.8, Motif 11.6 x 8.75 inch
45 x 35 cm, Motif 29.5 x 22.2 cm
Edition of 5