Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in Drag

painting By Iris Jaffe

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Print Paper: Hahnemuhle Premium Photo Rag Fine Art Archival Paper
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Dimensions: Each print retains the art's original proportion/aspect ratio within the selected print size. The print has a 1/2 inch handling border.

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Gallery Frames: Handcrafted pine (black/white) or walnut (natural) with UV-filtering acrylic plexiglass and optional acid-free mat

SKU: 9769-1114H-NONE
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Created in 2001. Les Demoiselles d’Avignon in Drag is an oil painting on canvas that measures 60.5" high x 48.25" wide. The title of the painting makes reference to Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, a large, cubist oil painting created in 1907, which is now an iconic masterpiece on permanent display at the MOMA. In the original artwork, Picasso objectifies five nude prostitutes in a brothel, endowing the painting with a heterosexual male gaze. In Iris Jaffe’s Les Demoiselles d’Aivgnon in Drag, Jaffe subverts Picasso’s original male gaze by replacing the objectified prostitutes with male drag queen performers. Unlike Picasso’s female prostitutes, the drag queens have their own agency and subjectivity and a completely different type of relationship with their audience.