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Francesco Vezzoli @ Gagosian New York

In art, culture, Fashion, Fashion Heat, Global Musing, Good Look on February 3, 2011 at 6:20 pm


Image via Gagosian

What a coincidence – I was reading about Francesco Vezzoli in Vogue the other day. Now he’s having his first solo exhibition at one of the most – if not the most – revered galleries in the world. According to the press release Vezzoli will transform

“Gagosian’s vast gallery into a Renaissance chapel, he has installed enlarged reinterpretations of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Madonna-and-Child paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Leonardo da Vinci, Sandro Botticelli and others. But instead of the beatific Madonnas that grace each of the historical precedents, Vezzoli’s women are contemporary supermodels — Claudia Schiffer, Tatjana Patitz, Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, and Kim Alexis, among others. In conflating supermodels with historical religious icons, Vezzoli points to the societal worship of figures from the fashion and celebrity industries.

In each work, the supermodel and child are adorned with makeup, tattoos and large oblong tears, rendered in needlepoint (Vezzoli also actually signs some of the works with a prominent FV, a needle and thread forming part of the initials).”

As you can imagine, the inclusion of supermodels and ‘needle point’ technique is sure to seduce a strong fashion crowd.

If you’re in the New York area, this could be a good one.

Saturday, February 5th, from 6 to 8pm
Gagosian Gallery, West 21st Street
522 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
T. 212.741.1717

An interview with Vezzoli on a collaboration with Lady Gaga

Shout out to LadyGagaNu for providing the video

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