Josef Fischnaller, ‘Flower People (Ed. 1/3)’, 2017, Cadogan Contemporary
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Flower People (Ed. 1/3), 2017

Aluminium dibond and acrylic
63 × 47 1/5 in
160 × 120 cm
Edition 1/3 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
£14,500
Ships from London, GB
Shipping: £350 domestic, £680 rest of world
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Location
London
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Cadogan Contemporary
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The Austrian photographer’s glossy, large-scale photographs evoke the compositions of traditional …

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Josef Fischnaller
Austrian, b. 1964
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Josef Fischnaller embeds mischievous details into ornate, luminous photographic portraits that reference Old Masters like Caravaggio and Diego Velázquez. Playing with traditional ideals of beauty and subverting class and gender norms, Fischnaller revives and reinvents the sitters of heroic painters that came before him. Though from afar Infantin Eva (2010) might resemble a traditional aristocratic portrait rendered with perfect chiaroscuro, upon closer examination Fischnaller’s subject is adorned not with velvet and jewels, but a gluttonous concoction of marshmallow mice, matted pasta, and artfully cut olives. In Kurtisane (2009) Fischnaller replaces the female subject from Bartolomeo Veneto’s well-known Renaissance portrait with a coy male figure complete with brilliant red hair and lipstick to match.

Josef Fischnaller, ‘Flower People (Ed. 1/3)’, 2017, Cadogan Contemporary
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Cadogan Contemporary
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The Austrian photographer’s glossy, large-scale photographs evoke the compositions of traditional still life and portrait painting. His subjects are suffused with all of the sensuous opulence of a Caravaggio and decked out in the trappings of modern absurdity. From paperclips and piercings to spaghetti wigs and …

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Josef Fischnaller
Austrian, b. 1964
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Josef Fischnaller embeds mischievous details into ornate, luminous photographic portraits that reference Old Masters like Caravaggio and Diego Velázquez. Playing with traditional ideals of beauty and subverting class and gender norms, Fischnaller revives and reinvents the sitters of heroic painters that came before him. Though from afar Infantin Eva (2010) might resemble a traditional aristocratic portrait rendered with perfect chiaroscuro, upon closer examination Fischnaller’s subject is adorned not with velvet and jewels, but a gluttonous concoction of marshmallow mice, matted pasta, and artfully cut olives. In Kurtisane (2009) Fischnaller replaces the female subject from Bartolomeo Veneto’s well-known Renaissance portrait with a coy male figure complete with brilliant red hair and lipstick to match.

Flower People (Ed. 1/3), 2017

Aluminium dibond and acrylic
63 × 47 1/5 in
160 × 120 cm
Edition 1/3 + 1AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
£14,500
Ships from London, GB
Shipping: £350 domestic, £680 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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