Nick Farhi
“Athenian Satchel (vessel)”
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Lot Details

Oil, pastel and enamel spray on aluminum panel
30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm.)
Year: 2021
Extra Info:

Signed and dated on the verso

Location: Camden, Maine

Seller: Nick Farhi, Maine.

Intrigued by the gradual dilution of archetypes of beauty, Nick Farhi examines the history of gender construction from Hellenic times to Present Day. By portraying Jean-Paul Gaultier's perfume bottle with the reverence and monumentality reserved for marbled Greek torsos, the artist adds a sardonic take on the perpetuation of clichéd beauty ideals. Inspired by Morandi's monochromatic still-lifes and Luc Tuyman's calibration of precise and blurred brushstrokes, Farhi's 'Athenian Satchel (vessel)' is a smart, contemporary take on the complex, historic subject of gender ideals and the cult of beauty.

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