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Artist: Andres Serrano (1950)
Title: Blood Cross
Year: 1985
Medium: ​​Cibachrome, Silicone, Plexiglas, Wood
Edition: 10, plus proofs
Size: 27.5 x 40 inches
Condition: Excellent
Inscription: Signed, dated, titled by the artist.

Born in New York City, Andres Serrano attended the Brooklyn Museum of Art School from 1967-69, and …

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Claiming, “I don’t think my work is shocking,” Andres Serrano is (in)famous for his unflinching color photographs of controversial subjects, including Ku Klux Klansmen, dead bodies, feces, handguns, and Catholic figurines submerged in bodily fluids. He is perhaps best known for Piss Christ (1987), a shockingly beautiful close-up of a plastic crucifix suspended in urine, which scandalized Jesse Helms during the American Culture Wars. Serrano’s photographs are shaped by his training in painting and sculpture and informed by his strict Roman Catholic upbringing. References to Catholic iconography and doctrine run throughout his work. Carefully composed, suffused with light, and saturated with color, his photographs appear painterly, their subjects framed with an eye towards such classical sculptural qualities as form, mass, and balance. “I call myself an artist with a camera,” Serrano explains, “because I studied painting and sculpture.”

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2016
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2013
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2011
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Blood Cross, 1985

Cibachrome, Silicone, Plexiglas, Wood
27 1/2 × 40 in
69.9 × 101.6 cm
Edition of 10
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$49,500
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Artist: Andres Serrano (1950)
Title: Blood Cross
Year: 1985
Medium: ​​Cibachrome, Silicone, Plexiglas, …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated, titled by the artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included

Claiming, “I don’t think my work is shocking,” Andres Serrano is (in)famous for his unflinching color photographs of controversial subjects, including Ku Klux Klansmen, dead bodies, feces, handguns, and Catholic figurines submerged in bodily fluids. He is perhaps best known for Piss Christ (1987), a shockingly beautiful close-up of a plastic crucifix suspended in urine, which scandalized Jesse Helms during the American Culture Wars. Serrano’s photographs are shaped by his training in painting and sculpture and informed by his strict Roman Catholic upbringing. References to Catholic iconography and doctrine run throughout his work. Carefully composed, suffused with light, and saturated with color, his photographs appear painterly, their subjects framed with an eye towards such classical sculptural qualities as form, mass, and balance. “I call myself an artist with a camera,” Serrano explains, “because I studied painting and sculpture.”

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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