Monday, July 23, 2018

Sacred noise of Bacon, Fontana, Warhol, Hirst and Cattelan, now closed at Christie's

CHRISTIE'S
Francis Bacon (1909-1992), Study, 1955. Oil on canvas. 42¾ x 29¾ in (108.6 x 75.6 cm). Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia (UEA 30) © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd
Themes of religion, faith and divinity have pervaded art throughout the centuries. Sacred Noise, a dedicated exhibition of 30 works at Christie’s in London is a show that closed on July 21. The exhibit charted the reinterpretation and subversion of these themes in the 20th century. Ranging from Francis Bacon’s anguished Popes to Damien Hirst’s 1994 formaldehyde works titled after the disciples, the show explored how the European legacy of religious painting was reborn and redefined in post-war and contemporary art. Bacon, Fontana, Warhol, Hirst and Cattelan are just a very few of the artists who shook the canon through their engagement with religion. [More]
Damien Hirst (b. 1965), God, 1989. Glass, faced particleboard, ramin, plastic, aluminium and pharmaceutical packaging. 54 x 40 x 9 in (137.2 x 101.6 x 22.9 cm). Private Collection, Europe © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2018. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd
Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Last Supper, 1986. Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas. 40 x 40 in (101.6 x 101.6 cm). Private Collection © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Licensed by DACS, London

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