Strictly Death

By Rebecca Horne | March 3, 2010 10:46 am
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Wilson Hand Kidde, Pearly Man Skull, 2007

Images from Strictly Death: Selected Works from the Richard Harris Collection, on display in the Slought Foundation galleries in Philadelphia from January 23 through March 8, 2010. Strictly Death is an exhibition exploring the iconography of death across a range of artistic practices. It features contemporary artists including Jasper Johns, Robert Mapplethorpe, Kiki Smith, Irving Penn, Vik Muniz, Andres Serrano, and Sally Mann, alongside historical works by Durer, Rembrandt, and Goya. The exhibition includes artifacts including miniature bone carvings by Napoleonic prisoners, and baroque bronze skulls.

All images Courtesy of Slought Foundation, the Richard Harris Collection and Balloon Contemporary


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CATEGORIZED UNDER: Life and Death
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Rebecca Horne (http://rebeccahornephotography.com) is an artist, multi-platform freelance writer, and award-winning photography director. She launched Visual Science for Discover.com in March 2010. She also writes about science and photography for The WallStreet Journal. You can reach her at rh@rebeccahornephotography.com.

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