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Andres Serrano (American, b.1950)
LOT ID: 80261
Mother and Child, 2011

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
13.2 х 11 in. (33.53 x 27.94 cm.)
Signed, numbered, and dated verso
Print/Casting Year 2012
Edition 42/50
Lot description
Print year 2012. Measures 13.2 x 11 inches (33.5 x 27.9 cm). Please note that this artwork ships free worldwide.

Andres Serrano (b. 1951) is an American photographer best known for his controversial subject matter and provocative use of materials. Many of Serrano's best-known photographs involve bodily fluids such as milk, blood, and semen. The most famous of these is "Piss Christ" (1987), a photograph of a plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's own urine. Other works include images of the Ku Klux Klan (1990), the History of Sex (1996), a series of portraits of individuals in America (2002) and images of tropical plants (2006). Serrano's Catholic background informs much of his work, which explores themes of life and death, body and spirit, sin and grace, and the mortification and pleasures of the flesh. Born in Brooklyn, NY to a Honduran father and Haitian mother, Serrano studied art at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. He has had solo exhibitions at Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France (1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, and 1998); the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (1995); the Saatchi Museum, London, England (1991); the Barbican, London, England (2001); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY (1997, 2001, and 2003).

Selected Public Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, Holland
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Mother and Child by Andres Serrano
  • Mother and Child by Andres Serrano
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