Serrano, Andrés

Ejacute in Trajectory, 1990, Cibachrome print, 24 ½” x 32 ½” (each)

Andrés Serrano (b. 1950, New York): After exploding upon the U.S. art scene with his controversial photo of a crucifix immersed in urine, Serrano has never stayed far from America’s off-and-on culture wars. Topics for his photographic series have ranged from mutilated bodies in a morgue, Ku Klux Klan members and explicit sex scenes, to portraits of everyday Americans. “I want to explore the unexplorable," Serrano once said.  For his work, he has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, and has been featured in countless solo and group shows in the United States and abroad. In 2013, Serrano created Sign of the Times” a project for which he collected 200 signs from homeless people in New York City. He described the work as “a testimony to the homeless men and women who roam the streets in search of food and shelter.” (Cintas in art, 1989-90)

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