Jason Salavon's average centerfolds

What you’re looking at in the above photograph by Jason Salavon “is the result of digitally averaging every Playboy centerfold foldout for the 10 years beginning Jan. 1988 through Dec. 1997″ which was arrived at by “a simple, custom process: point-by-point mathematical averaging.” The artist also averaged and segmented the Playboy centerfolds by decade. In this case the whole is definitely not greater than the sum of its parts, and for once we can say that these centerfold models are quite average.