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Andres Serrano

Lisa Lewis for Harper's Bazaar, 1999

Vintage C-print
Edition 42/50
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9.8 x 7.8 .in (9 x 7.2 in. picture)
Edition 42 of 50
Initialed and dated in black ink on the verso

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9.8 x 7.8 .in (9 x 7.2 in. picture)
Edition 42 of 50
Initialed and dated in black ink on the verso
Titled and numbered in blue ink on the verso

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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9.8 x 7.8 .in (9 x 7.2 in. picture)
Edition 42 of 50
Initialed and dated in black ink on the verso

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9.8 x 7.8 .in (9 x 7.2 in. picture)
Edition 42 of 50
Initialed and dated in black ink on the verso
Titled and numbered in blue ink on the verso

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

Lisa Lewis for Harper's Bazaar, 1999

Vintage C-print
Edition 42/50
Bidding closed
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