Ed and Nancy Kienholz

Conspicuous amongst the classical paintings at the National Gallery, challenging issues permeate its first modern installation, a recreation of Amsterdam’s Red Light District.  Prostitution continues to inspire strong reactions, prompting artistic interpretation over the centuries, evidenced here by paintings from 17th century Conceived by American artists Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz in 1983-8, whose controversial depictions of taboo subjects have influenced contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst.  This larger than life snapshot of sordid reality, created before Ed’s death in 1994, represents a tableau, precursor to modern installation art.

Duration 27 January 2010 - 27 January 2010
Times Monday - Sunday 10am - 6pm. Wednesday until 9pm
Cost see web
Venue National Gallery
Address Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN, ,
Contact NULL / NULL / www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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