Modern Painters covers the Octagon

Octagon, much like the UFC and Mixed-Martial Art fighters it commemorates, is a behemoth of an art book loaded with the simultaneously graphic and glamorous photography of Kevin Lynch. Modern Painters makes an attempt to reason why a fashion and celebrity photographer might choose to create a book for a sport often, mistakenly, associated with the World Wrestling Federation. Despite the initial tone, Modern Painters seems to accept that like the fighting in the octagon, the book, Octagon is art.