Francis Alys: Fabiola: An Investigation


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Mexico Citybased artist Francis Alys (b. 1959) has assembled a group of paintings depicting Saint Fabiola, a 4th-century saint who gave up all earthly possessions and devoted herself to the practice of Christian asceticism. All of the pictures in the collection are based on an original worknow lostby the 19th-century French artist Jean-Jacques Henner. Alys's collection of Fabiola portraits, numbering in the hundreds and painted by amateurs and professionals alike, is the focus of this intriguing book. Not only does it ...

Francis Als: Fabiola: An Investigation 2008, Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300139167