One day you will no longer be loved (that it should come to this) III by Jake and Dinos Chapman

This work is from the Chapman brothers’ Family Portrait series, an ongoing project where the artists use interesting 19th century portraits they find in auctions or flea markets as the basis for exploring contemporary attitudes to family and ancestry.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
73 x 59 x 2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£26,000 ( Total: £56,000)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
White Cube

In contrast to their previous Goya etchings where the work of a famous artist is altered, works by unknown artists of unknown subjects have been selected and altered highlighting society’s attitude to the past as irrelevant and not worth remembering. The work is disturbing both because of the sitters decaying face and because an apparent old master has been defaced. The work reflects the brothers continuing concern with the human preoccupation with mortality and is the first work by the Chapmans to enter the Cheltenham collection.

Provenance

The artists via White Cube.

Venue details

The Wilson: Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum Clarence Street, CHELTENHAM Gloucestershire GL50 3JT 01242 237431 www.cheltenhamartgallery.org.uk

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