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I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art
by Tim Yu
on 27 September 2007
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While some have already dismissed skull imagery as a passing trend, we think when it's done right it can be a timeless memento mori. If you're anything like us, you're going to enjoy "I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art," a group show that opened last week at Cheim & Read Gallery in Chelsea.

Like the title of the show suggests, the attraction to the subject has to do with our shared corporeal experience, which artists in the show have interpreted using clever, horrific and, at times, alluring imagery. The exhibit brings together more than 30 works by a who's who of artists, including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol (below left), Sigmar Polke, Matthew Barney, Jan Fabre (above right) and Damien Hirst, among others. View more works from the show after the jump.

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I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton In Art
20 September - 3 November 2007
Cheim & Read
547 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001 map
tel. +1 212 242 7727

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