Kent Monkman, ‘Study of Apollo and Hyancinthus’, 2008, Caviar20
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Kent Monkman

Study of Apollo and Hyancinthus, 2008

Watercolor and gouache on paper.
21 1/2 × 14 1/2 in
54.6 × 36.8 cm
This is a unique work.
$6,500
Location
Toronto
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About the work
Caviar20
Toronto

Kent Monkman is one of Canada's most acclaimed and notorious multidisciplinary artists today.

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated (15/01/2008) by the artist.
Kent Monkman
Canadian, b. 1965
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Kent Monkman, a painter, filmmaker, and illustrator of Cree descent, appropriates and disrupts the visual language of Western art history in order to draw attention to the devastating affects of colonialism, particularly focusing on its impact on sexuality. By injecting Canada’s First Nations people into romanticized landscapes, or casting Modernist figures from Pablo Picasso into urban scenes, Monkman brings to question the cost of modernity while highlighting the resilience and agency of those forced to adapt. His recurring character, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, acts as an alter ego that challenges traditional gendered power dynamics and reintroduces sexual fluidity into a history of repression.

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Kent Monkman is one of Canada's most acclaimed and notorious multidisciplinary artists today.
Hijacking the landscapes and pictorial scenes (reminiscent of the Hudson River School, Cornelius Krieghoff or Paul Kane) Monkman adds a homoerotic revisionist anarchy to Canadian colonial images.

His works are filled …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated (15/01/2008) by the artist.
Kent Monkman
Canadian, b. 1965
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Kent Monkman, a painter, filmmaker, and illustrator of Cree descent, appropriates and disrupts the visual language of Western art history in order to draw attention to the devastating affects of colonialism, particularly focusing on its impact on sexuality. By injecting Canada’s First Nations people into romanticized landscapes, or casting Modernist figures from Pablo Picasso into urban scenes, Monkman brings to question the cost of modernity while highlighting the resilience and agency of those forced to adapt. His recurring character, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, acts as an alter ego that challenges traditional gendered power dynamics and reintroduces sexual fluidity into a history of repression.

Kent Monkman

Study of Apollo and Hyancinthus, 2008

Watercolor and gouache on paper.
21 1/2 × 14 1/2 in
54.6 × 36.8 cm
This is a unique work.
$6,500
Location
Toronto
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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