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Andres Serrano

Child Abuse II from Morgue Series, 1996

Cibachrome print
19 13/16 × 23 15/16 in
50.3 × 60.8 cm
Edition 51/100
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Freeman's

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, publisher

accompanied by:

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Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, publisher

accompanied by:
Serrano, Andres; Hobbs, Robert; Steiner, Wendy; Tucker, Marcia [ Essays ] "Andres Serrano/ Works 1983-1993," 1994 (two copies). One signed, one signed and dedicated, 'To/ Bob,/ thank you / for your support/ …

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Pencil signed and titled, numbered 51/100
Andres Serrano
American, b. 1950
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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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About the work
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Freeman's

Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, publisher

accompanied by:

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Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, publisher

accompanied by:
Serrano, Andres; Hobbs, Robert; Steiner, Wendy; Tucker, Marcia [ Essays ] "Andres Serrano/ Works 1983-1993," 1994 (two copies). One signed, one signed and dedicated, 'To/ Bob,/ thank you / for your support/ …

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Signature
Pencil signed and titled, numbered 51/100
Andres Serrano
American, b. 1950
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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.”

Andres Serrano

Child Abuse II from Morgue Series, 1996

Cibachrome print
19 13/16 × 23 15/16 in
50.3 × 60.8 cm
Edition 51/100
Bidding closed
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