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Fragments of a Crucifixion

May 25 - Nov 3, 2019

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A basketball player leaping toward the hoop as if to dunk looks as if their body is collaged with an image of Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns. A large audience looks on.
Titus Kaphar, Ascension, 2016. Oil on canvas with brass nails; 108 × 84 × 1 ½ in. Collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotels. Image courtesy of the artist.
Titus Kaphar, Ascension (detail), 2016. Collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotels. Image courtesy of the artist.
Titus Kaphar, Ascension (detail), 2016. Oil on canvas with brass nails; 108 × 84 × 1 ½ in. Collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, 21c Museum Hotels. Image courtesy of the artist.
Ana Mendieta, Untitled from the Silueta series, 1973–77. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift from The Howard and Donna Stone Collection. Courtesy of Galerie Lelong, New York. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago, © The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection.
Paul Pfeiffer, Fragment of a Crucifixion (After Francis Bacon), 1999. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Kenneth C. Griffin. © Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Paul Pfeiffer, Fragment of a Crucifixion (After Francis Bacon), 1999. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Kenneth C. Griffin, © Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Paul Pfeiffer, Fragment of a Crucifixion (After Francis Bacon), 1999. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Kenneth C. Griffin. © Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Andres Serrano, Untitled (Knifed to Death I and II), 1992. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Carol and Douglas Cohen, Lynn and Allen Turner, Ruth Horwich, H. Gael Neeson and Stefan T. Edlis, and Gerald S. Elliott by exchange. Courtesy of the artist and Nathalie Obadia gallery. Photo: James Isberner, © MCA Chicago.