- Oil, pastel and enamel spray on aluminum panel
- 30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm.)
- Year: 2021
- Extra Info:
Signed and dated on the verso
Location: Camden, Maine
Seller: Nick Farhi, Maine.
Intrigued by the gradual dilution of archetypes of beauty, Nick Farhi examines the history of gender construction from Hellenic times to Present Day. By portraying Jean-Paul Gaultier's perfume bottle with the reverence and monumentality reserved for marbled Greek torsos, the artist adds a sardonic take on the perpetuation of clichéd beauty ideals. Inspired by Morandi's monochromatic still-lifes and Luc Tuyman's calibration of precise and blurred brushstrokes, Farhi's 'Athenian Satchel (vessel)' is a smart, contemporary take on the complex, historic subject of gender ideals and the cult of beauty.