'The Cage Who Gave Her Life for Humanity' by Sandra Chevrier, 2014
French title: 'La Cage Qui a Donné Sa Vie à L'humanité'.
25.2 x 18.1 Inches (print)
29 x 21.5 x 1.5 Inches (framed)
36-color screen print on 300gsm Somerset fine art paper.
Rare, special hand-finished edition with Gold Leaf.
Limited Edition of 20 (#11/20)
Signed and numbered by the artist.
Includes original COA Galerie authenticity certificate.
*Note: float/box framed in black hardwood molding.
Sandra Chevrier, who calls herself a “gaze collector,” creates hyperrealistic paintings of women that stare out towards the viewer. Reinterpreting the superhero mask, Chevrier covers these images with a collage of comic book prints, using scenes from Superman and Batman to conceal the faces of these idealized women.
Chevrier selects sections of comic books that portray “fragile heroes,” promoting the idea that vulnerability often underlies heroism. Titled “Cages,” these mixed-media works encourage viewers to consider how the modern woman—like these superheroes—might also be surrounded by expectations of effortless perfection.