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JESUS IN MY LEG!, 2010

Photograph

Size
IN
CM
Price
Framed
Edition of 125
$800
$950
  • No Frame
    • Chromogenic print of color photograph.
    • Signed by the artist, "I love you dearly, Lizzi Bougatsos"

    About The Work

    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.

    The sale of this work will benefit the Young Collectors Council. Over the past ten years the Young Collectors Council has raised funds to purchase more than 120 works of art for the Guggenheim's permanent collection. The YCC and its Acquisitions Committee is the only group of young professionals in New York City that has made a lasting commitment to support emerging contemporary artists and to expand the collection of a major, internationally recognized, museum.

    About Lizzi Bougatsos

    From The Magazine

    • Ships in 3 to 5 business days from New York. Framed works ship in 7 to 9 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

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