CRIME SEEN BY ARTISTS FROM THE ANTIQUITY TO TODAY
SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING WORKS IN ART-HISTORICAL CANON MEET WITH FASCINATING CONTEMPORARY PIECES
THRILLING DEPICTIONS OF MURDER; STREET CRIME & VANDALISM; THEFT; WAR & TERRORISM; SEX CRIME OR FAKING & FORGERY
Scenes of murder, vandalism, theft, accidents and assassinations are more common in the news than in an art gallery. Nevertheless, over the centuries the dark side of human nature has inspired many artists. In this unusual compilation crime and art meet. Crime in Art presents around ninety works of art representing all media – painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. Artists that belong to the art history pantheon, as well as contemporary ones, reflect on the nature of crime reaching for various tropes - biblical and mythological stories, historical events, current issues. Many artists seek to provoke the viewer, some relate to their own experience. The results can be intriguing or disturbing - often both.
221 x 262 mm (82⁄3 x 101⁄3 in)
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