Piss Elegance, 2004 - Andres Serrano

About the Work

About Piss Elegance

Andres Serrano's Piss Christ is one of the most controversial works of art produced over the past twenty years, ranking with Robert Mapplethorpe's homoerotic imagery and Barbara Kruger's politically charged photographs. Depicting a figure extended in a ...

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Andres Serrano's Piss Christ is one of the most controversial works of art produced over the past twenty years, ranking with Robert Mapplethorpe's homoerotic imagery and Barbara Kruger's politically charged photographs. Depicting a figure extended in a pose reminiscent of classical Greek sculpture but submerged in a murky jar of the artist's own urine, Piss Elegance is from the same series. The work is both grotesque and elegant, base and elevated, mired in bodily fluid and shadowed by a brilliantly lit and transcendent orange background.

Serrano, who is a member of the board of the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), donated an edition of this photograph to the organization in celebration of its 35 years of service to the arts community.

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About the Artist

About Andres Serrano

Andres Serrano is an American photographer who is notorious for his controversial images of subjects such as corpses in morgues, Ku Klux Klansmen, and the ...Read More
Andres Serrano is an American photographer who is notorious for his controversial images of subjects such as corpses in morgues, Ku Klux Klansmen, and the homeless. Perhaps best known for his work Piss Christ, which depicts a crucifix submerged in a glass jar of the artist's urine, the masterful quality of Serrano's color saturated prints is unparalleled, transcending the label of "shock art" to challenge outdated notions of beauty and taboo. He is the recipient of numerous awards and grants from organizations such as the New York State Council on the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Cintas Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Serrano was an artist-in-residence at P.S.1's National and International Studio Program at Long Island City, NY in 1985.Read Less

Piss Elegance, 2004

Andres Serrano

Photograph
Size Price
14.00" x 11.00" $4,000
Edition of 50

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Description

Cibachrome print of color photograph

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Signed and numbered by the artist.

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