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