Anthology Film Archives Benefit and Auction
2 March, 2017
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Andres Serrano
Donating a Commissioned Portrait

C-print, museum glass and wood frame

Maximum 50 x 60" (127 x 152.4 cm)

Estimate: $15,000 - 25,000

SOLD for $20,000

Courtesy of the artist

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artist biography

Andres Serrano (b. 1950) is an American photographer and artist who has become famous through his photos of corpses and his use of feces and bodily fluids in his work, notably his controversial work "Piss Christ", a red-tinged photograph of a crucifix submerged in a glass container of what was purported to be the artist's own urine. He is also notable for creating the artwork for the heavy metal band Metallica's Load and ReLoad albums. In 2013, Serrano made a work of art called Sign of the Times by collecting 200 signs from homeless people in New York, usually paying $20 for each sign. He described the work as "a testimony to the homeless men and women who roam the streets in search of food and shelter. It's also a chronicle of the times we live in".

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