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Odd Nerdrum at CoproGallery: Classical with a twist
Odd Nerdrum at CoproGallery: Classical with a twist

Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum famously obsesses over his large-scale, classical works, often repainting his canvases over and over again with the help of a small band of apprentices. Working in the Old Master style, his apprentices live and work with him, sometimes for years at a time, helping to stretch his canvases and pose as models. The often graphic and sexual works, which he staunchly describes as its own genre of "Kitsch" and which carry price tags well into six figures apiece, seem of the 17th century and cheekily postmodern at the same time. Several of Nerdrum’s works are on view alongside those of three apprentices through Jan. 2 in a show called "Pupils...

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