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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.)

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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

2011
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.

Estimate
$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