The Last Days of Pompeii

Eleanor Antin

Feb 16 – Mar 16, 2002

Eleanor Antin

The Tree from The Last Days of Pompeii, 2001

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Eleanor Antin, a pioneering conceptual and multidisciplinary artist, will exhibit a series of fourteen new large-scale color photographs titled The Last Days of Pompeii. For over thirty years, Antin has been engaging in a dialogue with history, and her new photographs evoke narratives of sensual, decadent Rome seen through the screen of English and French salon painting (Alma-Taddema, Lord Leighton, Puvis de Chavannes…) in which the two great colonial powers tantalized themselves with their dream of the opulence, sensuality, and wickedness of the ancient power that preceded them.

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Eleanor Antin

The Tree from The Last Days of Pompeii, 2001

Eleanor Antin

The Tree from The Last Days of Pompeii, 2001

Eleanor Antin

A Hot Afternoon from The Last Days of Pompeii, 2001

Eleanor Antin

The Artist's Studio from The Last Days of Pompeii, 2001

Eleanor Antin

Seek from The Last Days of Pompeii, 2001

Eleanor Antin

The Last Day from The Last Days of Pompeii, 2001

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