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 ...Read More
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."Read Less
About the Artist
About Renee Cox
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
DescriptionColor photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper
AuthenticationIncludes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.
DimensionsThis 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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