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Andres Serrano bio

Andres Serrano

Via New York, NY, USA

Andres Serrano is a New York-born artist and photographer known for his provocative, often controversial works, which have often combined beauty and vulgarity. Serrano's name, along with Robert Mapplethorpe's, was at the crossroads of the 1989 Cultural Wars when Serrano's photograph, Piss Christ, became the subject of a national debate on freedom of artistic expression and the public funding of controversial art. Piss Christ, an ethereal image of a crucifix submerged in the artist's urine, remains the artist's most controversial and misunderstood work.

Over the last 20 years, Serrano has created other memorable works including "The Morgue," an investigation of death; "Nomads," a series of portraits of the homeless; as well as "The Klan," "The Church" and "America," a panorama of American society. Serrano’s work is included in museums around the world, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and has been used on album covers for heavy metal bands such as Metallica. His most recent exhibition, "Cuba," is now on display at Yvon Lambert Gallery in Paris. Serrano is represented by Yvon Lambert Gallery. He attended the Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1967 to 1969, where he studied painting and sculpture.

 

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