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Prospect, New Orleans, photography by Jennifer Steinkamp

Photography by Michael Smith

National Academy Museum, NY

Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico, photography by Jennifer Steinkamp

Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
The Vanquished
10.5 x 5 feet (variable) with ornate moulding
Photo Credit:  Jennifer Steinkamp, Michael Smith, and © Wendy McEahern
Exhibition History:

  1. Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 9 - August 20, 2011, exhibited 1, 2, 3.
  2. KIAF, Seoul, Korea, Leeahn Gallery, Daegu, Korea, September 22 - 26, 2011, exhibited 1.
  3. Prospect.2 New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana, curated by Dan Cameron, October 22, 2011 - January 29, 2012, exhibited 2.
  4. Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, curated by Ashley Kistler, May 24 - July 29, 2012, exhibited 2.
  5. Windows on Fifth, National Academy Museum, New York, New York, curated by Marshall Price, May 23 - September 8, 2013, exhibited 1, 3.

Description:  The Vanquished was created for the Beaux-Arts style stairwell at the New Orleans Museum of Art, built in 1911. Auguste Rodin's sculpture The Age of Bronze, 1877, formerly titled Le Vaincu, (the vanquished) typically resides on this ornate landing. This installation is an homage to Rodin's first publicly exhibited work and his second life size sculpture which brought him notoriety and scandal, critics could not believe it was sculpted, Rodin was accused of casting a body to achieve the realistic detail. Rodin describes his work not as posed gestures, but as actions in between movements. The animation is created from Rodin's point of view.



photography by © Wendy McEahern