Kandyskin VII (Avarice)

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Title

Kandyskin VII (Avarice)

Subject

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

Description

Vll. AVARICE
Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Nicolaes Tulp frames, left to right, Andrew Carnegie, Pope Julius Il, J.P. Morgan, and a member of the Yasuda Marine Insurance Company of Japan. Driven by a craving for absolution, even stronger than their golden greed, Captains, Barons and Popes ravage the exquisite corpse. Down comes the veil of art as absolution from the absurdity of existence.

(Her exquisite corpse)
Driven by greed for absolution,
even beyond their golden greed,
Captains, Barons and Popes,
Ravenous Havatars of avarice,
ravage her exquisite corpse.
(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-vii-avarice

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 VII (Avarice),” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed August 14, 2022, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/349.