Francis Alÿs: Fabiola – Hispanic Society of America, NY


 

Hispanic Society of America, NY

Francis Alÿs: Fabiola
until April 6, 2008

 


Francis Huys, Fabiola, n.d. Photo: Francesca Esmay

 

Over the last two decades, Francis Alÿs has assembled a significant collection of nearly identical paintings and other reproductions of fourth-century Saint Fabiola, all based on a now-lost original painted in the nineteenth century by the
French artist Jean-Jacques Henner.

This obscure work has been assiduously copied by amateurs and professionals alike and has become a popular icon, a phenomenon that, as the artist stated, “indicated a different criterion of what a masterwork could be.”

The exhibition of these images at the Hispanic Society will for the first time comprise Alÿs’s complete group of almost three hundred Fabiola portraits.

© Hispanic Society of America

 

Links

Related post to Francis Alÿs

 

 

Espaces Arts & Objets
Swiss Art Gallery

del.icio.us:submission deadline submission deadline Bookmark Post Party  at YahooMyWeb

Disclaimer

~ by Stampfli & Turci on January 18, 2008.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: