Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekend Art Picks, New York


Pop Culture and Religion collide in Francesco Vezzoli's contemporary remixes of  fifteenth- and sixteenth- century Madonna-and-child paintings. In this exploration of a recurring theme Gagosian Gallery is dimmed in solemnity and transformed into a Renaissance Chapel. A tromp l'oeil stained glass portrait beckons you to the alter, but on closer inspection, you realize Jesus' face has been photo-shopped with a stranger's visage. Read more...

Francesco Vezzoli, Crying Portrait of Naomi Campbell as a Renaissance Madonna With Holy Child (After Cima da Conegliano), 2010. Inkjet print on canvas, cotton and metallic embroidery, fabric, custom jewelry, watercolor, make-up and artist's frame. Image Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

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