The Taryn Simon Exhibition

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What they tried to conceal from Taryn Simon

When Taryn Simon was in London for three weeks in 2012 to photograph all the women who took part in the Bond films, for inclusion in her new installation, one Bond secret was kept from her.

She knew nothing about Nikki's crucial part in revoicing the Bond girls and none of the self-appointed controllers of the Bond world had informed her. They kept quiet, hoping that Taryn would depart none the wiser.

It was only when Taryn stopped off in Paris, before returning to her base in New York that she learnt about Nikki. The Voice of the Bond Girls was quickly invited to join Taryn in Paris (photo above) so that Nikki's significant contribution could be included in a filmed feature.

"I created a film in which Nikki, who had always been invisible in the Bond universe, reads the complete lines of Ursula's character - and becomes visible." Q&A with Taryn Simon

Check out Artsy’s Taryn Simon page

Review, A conversation with Taryn Simon, Ocula Magazine, Sept. 2015

Biography, Carnegie International

Interview with Taryn Simon, Artsy Editorial, New York, March 2014

Exhibition Open February 27 - April 12, 2014, at the Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Gagosian Hosts Beverly Hills Opening for Taryn Simon, report by Lesley McKenzie, February 28 2014 (WWD)

Interview with Taryn Simon, Playboy July/August 2014 (PDF)

Review by Anise Stevens, Life in LA, March 2014

Taryn Simon's 007 Art Opening, The Hollywood Reporter, March 2014

Review by David Rosenberg, The Slate, March 2014

Review by Kathryn Hughes, The Telegraph, October 2013

Review by Damian Zimmermann, German Text, October 2013

Video link, The New York Times, September 2013

Review, Art Phaire, Park Hyatt

Review, News-W

Review, Wall Street International

Review, Post Gazette

Review, Book news.

Review, Daily Serving, March 2015.

Review, Almine Rech Gallery, March 2015

Things that aren't quite what they seem. Writing in the Pittsburgh City Paper, Jan. 2014 Nadine Wasserman says:

The extract below is from the Eastman Museum, NY, May 2016

The panel below is part of the review in the Democrat & Chronicle (part of the USA Today Network), March 11 2016

The panel below is an extract from a review by Shana Beth Mason, March 2014 (M DAILY - The Media Group)

The World of Nikki van der Zyl