Saturday, April 23, 2011


Meshing Renaissance-era scenes and styles with modern-day iconography, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli challenges viewer's ideas of materialism and secular obssession, blurring the lines between the two in his most recent series aptly entited Sacrilegio. Painting scenes first in oil, Vezzoli then goes back with needle and thread, jewelry and other more dimensional pieces, creating visual depth to his work. The collection is now on display at the Gagosian Gallery on West 21st in New York City, and will be up through March 12.

The artist, photographed by Jason Schmidt