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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    My real obsession is to get closer to my icons, to appropriate them, to remake them. Sometimes I feel like a kid with a telescope and I’m getting closer and closer to my divas saying: “I have been watching your films for the last twenty years, but how are you really?" — Francesco Vezzoli

    (Steiner, Barbara. The needleworks of Francesco Vezzoli, Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2003. p. 12.)


Study for the November 2011 Art Issue Cover of W Magazine featuring a Rococo Portrait of Nicki Minaj as Jeanne Bécu Comtesse du Barry crying the eye of Virginia Oldoini Contessa di Castiglione

laserprint on canvas, metallic embroidery, watercolors andpaper, in artist's frame
7 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 7/8 in. (18.1 x 14.6 x 2.2 cm)
This work is unique.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $28,000

2011 Guggenheim International Gala Contemporary Art Benefit Auction for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

7 November 2011
New York