JESUS IN MY LEG!, 2010 - Lizzi Bougatsos
About the Work
About JESUS IN MY LEG!
This photograph features a leg covered in a bruise that is reminiscent of an iconic image of Jesus Christ. Taken by Bougatsos on her Blackberry, the image is playfully sacrilegious and flippant, while at the same time loaded with heavy ...Read More
This photograph features a leg covered in a bruise that is reminiscent of an iconic image of Jesus Christ. Taken by Bougatsos on her Blackberry, the image is playfully sacrilegious and flippant, while at the same time loaded with heavy symbolism. In some cultures, such a bizarre occurrence would be considered a miracle, attracting pilgrims and alms. Although Bougatsos doesn't seem to interpret the appearance of Jesus on her own leg as a gift from God, she does take care to document its occurrence, thereby pointing out that as much as we think we're immune to superstition, religious iconography continues to command notice, even in the form of kitsch.
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About the Artist
About Lizzi Bougatsos
Bougatsos' work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at James Fuentes LLC, New York, and the Breeder, Athens, Greece. It has also been included in group shows at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, NY; Gavin Brown Enterprises, New York, NY; Honor Fraser, New York, NY; Museo d'arte Contemporanea di Roma, Milan, Italy; and White Columns, New York, NY, among others. In 2004, she received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Art Grant, and in 2008, she was featured at the Whitney Biennial.Read Less
DescriptionChromogenic print of color photograph.
AuthenticationSigned by the artist, "I love you dearly, Lizzi Bougatsos"
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