1. This is a photographic reenactment of Spanish painter Francisco de Goya's etching
, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
. Yinka Shonibare substituted a real person wearing colorful Dutch wax cotton for Goya's original figure. Yinka Shonibare, English, born 1962. The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Australia)
, 2008. Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum. The C. Curtis Dunnavan Fund for Contemporary Art. © Yinka Shonibare, courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York.
2. Yasumasa Morimura recreates famous portraits using his own face and body as the subject. Here, he stands in for the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. He wears fabric designed by Louis Vuitton and a Japanese-style hair ornament. Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese, born 1951. An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo, 2001. Color photograph on canvas. Gift of funds from Beverly Grossman. © 2001 Yasumasa Morimura, courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
3. Rembrandt used Hendrijke Stoffels, the love of his life, as a model for this realistic painting of a Roman story about Lucretia, a woman who took her life rather than live in dishonor. Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn, Dutch, 1606–69. Lucretia, 1666. Oil on canvas. The William Hood Dunwoody Fund.