Response Wall
Madonna by Mark Kostabi

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Mark Kostabi, Madonna, 1984. Oil on canvas. Gift of Rebecca Frankel Wilkinson 1996-14-1
Mark Kostabi, Madonna, 1984. Oil on canvas. Gift of Rebecca Frankel Wilkinson 1996-14-1

Exhibition

On view
Dec 3, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018
Lower level, Response Wall

Art responds to the world
You respond to the art
KAM responds to you

In this painting, Kostabi juxtaposes a cash register with the figures of the Madonna and baby Jesus. The sickly-color of their skin could be a simple reference to how pigments change over time or the sentiment that everything in society, including religion and art, is for sale.

 

Should commercialism have a role in all aspects of society?

What are its positive and negative effects?

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Selected by Anne Sautman and Jon Seydl

Mark Kostabi (United States, b. 1960)
Madonna, 1984
Oil on canvas
Gift of Rebecca Frankel Wilkinson
1996-14-1

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