This special edition of the offset-printed artist magazine Indigenous Woman includes a signed magazine and a separate handling copy of the publication, as well as a digital chromogenic print of the cover image. It is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
In 2018, Martine Gutierrez produced Indigenous Woman, a 124-page magazine for which the artist acted as muse, model, photographer, stylist, editor, and art director. Gutierrez recounts, “No one was going to put me on the cover of a Paris fashion magazine, so I thought, I’m gonna make my own.” Across the publication, Gutierrez carves out a place for herself, trying on fluid identities that touch on race, class, gender, and sexuality. In the magazine’s letter from the editor, Gutierrez describes the project as a celebration of “ever-evolving self-image” and a “practice of full autonomy.” As she writes, “This is a quest for identity. Of my own specifically, yes, but by digging my pretty, painted nails deeply into the dirt of my own image I am also probing the depths for some understanding of identity as a social construction.”