Francesco Vezzoli - Contemporary Art Part I New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galleria Giò Marconi, Milan

  • Exhibited

    Porto, Casa e Capela de Serralves, Fundação de Serralves, Francesco Vezzoli, January 22 – April 10, 2005

  • Catalogue Essay

    “There was always this idea of pulling the people I work with to a place where they haven’t been before. I force my idols and myself to do something that they (or I) would never like to do. Believe me, I hate make-up. I am allergic to it and it was pure agony for me. But I guess great things only come out of some degree of paint and transformation. For my overall project it is important to have a commitment and intensity, because that creates tension. At least it was true for every single actor or actress I have worked with so far. They seem to know whtat they have really unveiled a private part of themselves. So there is some kind of embarrassment, but they know tha tthey have done something very special and that they were revealing an intimate side of themselves to me. They realize that they give me something that they don’t give to anyone else. It’s like we have given each other a very private moment.” (Francesco Vezzoli quoted in J. Winkelmann, The Needleworks of Francesco Vezzoli, Leipzig, 2002, p. 66).


Crying Divas From The Screenplays of an Embroiderer I

Black and white laserprint on canvas with metallic embroidery (in thirty parts).
Overall 39 x 141 1/4 in. (99.1 x 494.9 cm); each 13 x 17 1/8 in. (33 x 43.5 cm).
This work is unique and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $300,000

Contemporary Art Part I

17 May 2007
7pm New York