Despo Magoni

Pathological Beauty, 2014

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Mixed media on paper - Xerox copy, charcoal, soft pastel, collage
16.5 x 14.0 in (41.9 x 35.6 cm)
Signed on recto


This work ships from New York, NY, US.


"The inspiration for Pathological Beauty came to me while I was looking at a Pathology textbook. The pictures of the various diseases under the microscope looked so incredibly beautiful that it was hard to believe they were deadly. To underscore this idea, I combined pieces of text and images from the actual book along with a Xerox copy of one of my own charcoal drawings of a male body."
-Despo Magoni