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Lot 19

Andres Serrano (U.S.)

Commissioned Portrait by the Artist

32 ½ x 40 inches to 50 x 60 inches maximum (83 x 102 cm to 127 x 153 cm)

Courtesy of the artist

For this special lot, the artist is donating a commissioned portrait. The lot includes a private sitting and photo shoot in Serrano’s studio in New York City. The resulting portrait image may be printed in one of two sizes: either 32 ½ x 40 inches or 50 x 60 inches. Photographic printing, framing, and shipping, as well as travel to New York City for the photo shoot, are the sole responsibility of the winning bidder.

ESTIMATE $15,000
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Artist Bio

Andres Serrano was born in 1950 in New York City. He attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1967 to 1969, where he studied painting and sculpture. Serrano’s name, along with Robert Mapplethorpe’s, was on the frontlines during the Cultural War of 1989, when Serrano’s work became the subject of a national debate on freedom of artistic expression and the public funding of art. Well-known for his portraits, he has photographed numerous subjects including a panorama of American society in the series America (2002).

Serrano is an internationally acclaimed American artist whose work has been shown in major institutions in the United States and abroad. His photographs are in numerous public collections, including those of the University of Alabama, Birmingham; Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Cluny, France; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; CINTAS Foundation, Miami; Centro Cultural Contemporáneo de México, Mexico City; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio; Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia.
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