Andres Serrano - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta

  • Catalogue Essay

    Andres Serrano’s foray into photography in the early 1980s was dominated by an interest in mortality and livelihood. Accordingly, the subject matter of his first body of work included animal parts, religious iconography and costumed figures. The images were evidently influenced by Surrealism, reflecting Serrano’s interest in the different movements that shaped art history. In the current lot, Milk, Blood, 1986, Serrano reveals his interest in the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian in his clear demarcation of color blocks.

    Moreover, in keeping with his earlier work, Serrano once again explored matters related to the human body. The two elements depicted, milk and blood, are presented outside of their natural context. This allows viewers to evoke any set of connotations regarding the two vital fluids. In that regard, the work acts as a mirror, revealing as much about the viewers as it does about the artist.


Milk, Blood

Dye destruction print, Diasec mounted.
27 x 39 1/2 in. (68.6 x 100.3 cm)
Signed, titled and annotated 'AP' in pencil on the verso.One from anedition of 10 plus artist's proofs.

$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $13,750

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4 April 2012
New York