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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 39.38 in. x W 39.38 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 39.38 in. x W 39.38 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 39.38 in. x W 39.38 in.
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Christina Holdgaard
Amnesia 1 - surreal painting

2020

$5,500

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"After having worked intensively the portrait I felt like 'chopping heads off'. Recently the bodies more or less disappear to leave mainly the envelope of clothing. I use old photographs that I blow up and make into melancholic paintings of silhouettes and mundane objects from my parents' Danish childhood, ghost paintings all at once ordinary and over realistic, like characters in a silent movie. This 'acephalous approach' permits me to eradicate all representation of the individual and tell a universal tale, less personal and intimate than the story told by the portrait."

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