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Birth Of Venus v2.0

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Representation of Woman in the post-internet age. Has anything changed?

(2016) Edition Size of 11
One Colour + Two Colour Blend Screen Print
400mm x 265mm

Shipped in a luxurious A3 hardboard backed envelope.


An interpretation of Naissance de Venus by Alexandre Cabanel (1863). The perception and portrayal of women in mass media is a constant source of sad reflection for me. This piece was produced after considering passages from Ways of Seeing by John Berger. His writing on the representation of women in fine art is insightful in understanding this piece, so give it a read if you haven't already.

The cherubs in the original work are terrifying, practically groping at the prone, semi-lucid female form. I've aimed to highlight the winged beasts. What is their actual intent? This is an erotic image produced for the male viewer. It'd be great to think we'd moved on from celebrating the male gaze some 150 years later, but alas here we are. Sex sells. With this print even I'm doing it I guess. Cash in, honey.


5 out of 5 stars
  • Reviewed by Kelly Evans
    5 out of 5 stars
    07 Sep, 2017
    New Monuments

  • Reviewed by Stuart Marshall
    5 out of 5 stars
    06 Sep, 2017
    Love the print, and the speedy delivery.

    Also this print changed my life. I remember it vividly. I was standing on the edge of my toilet hanging the print, the porcelain was wet, I slipped, hit my head on the sink, and when I came to I had a revelation! A vision! A picture in my head! A picture of this! This is what makes time travel possible: the flux capacitor!
    What's Good For Us

  • Reviewed by Peter Sands
    5 out of 5 stars
    06 Sep, 2017
    Great work, great delivery, great Gasi.
    I'm Them


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David Gasi
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Birth Of Venus v2.0

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