Kandyskin II (His Clemency)

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Title

Kandyskin II (His Clemency)

Subject

Italy -- Emigration and immigration -- Italian-American art -- United States -- Art history -- 20th century

Description

II. HIS CLEMENCY
El Greco's Cardinal de Guevara and a close up of Cicciolina sandwich in a text dense with quotations. The role of Clement Greenberg as critic-champion and charismatic megaphone of American abstract expressionism is recalled, as is the face of Helen "that launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of Ilium".

His Clemency hissed hot breath
on his cold greenstonenamourald fingars,
reached for his charismatic megaphonee end begun:
"Is this the face that launched [lunched] a thousand ship
and burnt the topless bars [bras] of ille-illa-illum?
Tobecontinued.
(transcription of the text in the painting)

Creator

Tom DiSalvo

Source

https://theexhibit.io/exhibition/al-di-la-delle-retibeyond-the-nets-the-art-of-tom-disalvo/artwork/kandyskin-ii-his-clemency

Date

1988

Contributor

Federico Tiberini, Domenica Diraviam, Viviana Pezzullo

Format

Oil on linen

Type

Painting

Coverage

US

Physical Dimensions

122 x 152 cm

Citation

Tom DiSalvo, “Kandyskin II (His Clemency),” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed August 14, 2022, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/344.