vrijdag 29 april 2011

Marcus Harvey

Marcus Harvey makes highly worked figurative paintings. He became well known after his infamous painting Myra was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in September 1997 as part of the exhibition Sensation. It resulted in unprecedented national and international media attention as it was based on the portrait of the child-murderer Myra Hindley, an image that has been repeatedly reproduced by the press since her conviction. The monumental monochrome painting was entirely composed from a child’s handprints and as the artist has said, “The whole point of the painting is the photograph. That photograph. The iconic power that has come to it as a result of years of obsessive media reproduction.”

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