Basket Case, 2009/2011 - Renee Cox

About the Work

About Basket Case

Renee Cox is an artist famous for breaking cross-cultural boundaries. She is known for using herself as a model in her photography and for inserting African Americans into contexts in which they have not been represented historically. In Basket Case ...

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Renee Cox is an artist famous for breaking cross-cultural boundaries. She is known for using herself as a model in her photography and for inserting African Americans into contexts in which they have not been represented historically. In Basket Case, Cox poses in front of a Chinese building, wearing a traditional Chinese basket used for carrying wood. Cox says about her practice, "She says, "My body is part of my work, in a way. I've made that decision to use my body…if I use someone else's body, then I have to deal with all these people saying I'm exploiting someone."

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About the Artist

About Renee Cox

Jamaican-born Renee Cox has become one of the most controversial African-American artists working today. She uses her own body in her photography to celebrate black ...Read More
Jamaican-born Renee Cox has become one of the most controversial African-American artists working today. She uses her own body in her photography to celebrate black womanhood and to explore racism, gender, and religion in our society.

In her infamous series Flipping the Script, Cox replaced characters in European religious masterpieces, such as Michelangelo's David, with contemporary black figures. The most controversial work from the series hung in the Brooklyn Museum: Yo Mama's Last Supper, a remake of Leonardo's da Vinci's The Last Supper, features Cox posing nude as Jesus, surrounded by all-black disciples except for a white Judas. In response, New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani fought to remove the work and to form a commission to set standards of decency for state-funded museums.Read Less

Basket Case, 2009/2011

Renee Cox

Photograph
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Size Price
16.00" x 20.00" $400
Edition of 75

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Offered in partnership with:

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation

Description

Color photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper

Authentication

Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.

Dimensions

This print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.

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Basket Case

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