Andres Serrano (born 1950) has photographed the homeless, Ku Klux Klansmen, corpses and feces, but he is most famous--or infamous, in some circles--for his “Piss Christ” (1987), showing a crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine. Serrano returns again and again to scandalous or uncomfortable themes like religion, death, sex and violence, and his work prompts debate or even violent reaction, making vandalism and censorship inexorably part of the story of Serrano’s art as well. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Andres Serrano: Uncensored Photographspresents the many faces of Serrano and his work, tracing the trajectory of his career in more than 100 photographs.
This signed and numbered limited edition of Holy Works, the culmination of Andres Serrano's reinterpretation of Christian iconography, comes in a cloth box and includes a print. Serrano's intention with his newest works is not to recreate specific medieval or renaissance religious paintings, nor to invest them with the iconoclasm that made his name in the 1980s, but rather to renew the genre of sacred portraiture: "Rather than destroy sacred icons," says the artist, "I reinvent and reinforce them." Serrano's subjects for this series are selected from among his friends and acquaintances, emphasizing (like Caravaggio before him) the ordinariness of human features. The genres and themes are familiar, and Holy Worksincludes a "Last Supper" and a "Stations of the Cross" (rendered as a triptych panel), as well as bolder portrayals typical of Serrano-a "Blood Madonna" and a "Chinoise Madonna," for example. This volume is Serrano's major statement of his religious and artistic belief.
Controversial American artist Andres Serrano asks the queston: Who is Donald Trump? Before Donald Trump was president, he was Donald Trump. The Game: All Things Trump is a journey through the world Donald Trump created for himself starting in the 1980s. His brand, his name, his casinos, his hotels, his products, his everything. Among the 1,000-plus objects (of which more than 500 are shown here) amassed from auctions, eBay, and word of mouth are some of Trump's greatest hits including Trump Shuttle, Trump Vodka, Trump University, Trump Steaks and the Ego sign from the Ego Lounge at the Taj Mahal. The scope of the project is as vast as Donald Trump's reach has been, showing that long before he became president, Donald Trump wrapped himself around America and called it his.