Black Mary Poster
This black and white beautiful reproduction of "Black Mary" is from the exhibition Redemption where Andres Serrano depicts the homeless, the dead and the symbols of the church.
Andres Serrano was born in 1950 in New York and grew up in the Italian neighborhood of Williamsburg with his Cuban-American mother, but without his father. Growing up, the Metropolitan Museum of Art became a haven where he discovered Renaissance painting. He studied art and worked for several years as an advertising photographer. In the mid-eighties, he had his artistic breakthrough at a time when the photographic image was synonymous with small black and white prints for most people, but where artists such as Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman and Christian Boltanski redefined the genre. He began photographing bodies in a graphic strict form as a homage to the forms of classicism and used bodily fluids such as blood, urine and semen.
Andres Serrano challenges his and others' obsessions with subjects that border on what is accepted. He says he wants to investigate things that he himself knows nothing about and through the works make us discuss things that we don't usually talk about. We learn by confronting our fears of the unknown and unexpected.
Size: 19.69"W 27.56"H (50x70 cm)
Printed on 170g FSC-certified paper.