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Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA
Surveying Francesco Vezzoli's shrewd, movie-mad work at MOCA

  A typical video by Francesco Vezzoli is a veritable cavalcade of stars, mostly female — Helen Mirren, Natalie Portman, Catherine Deneuve, Eva Mendez, Milla Jovovich, Michelle Williams, Lauren Bacall and many more, plus a few men (Helmut Berger, Benicio Del Toro) — whose movies have referred to art ("Dorian Gray," "Basquiat"). Detractors of the often-controversial work complain that, celebrity-wise, it's all just too much — as if the gross excess had not occurred to the artist. Well, it is all too much. And we should be glad for that. "Cinema Vezzoli," the modest survey of movie-mad work by the Milan-based artist newly opened...

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