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Las Bebidas

A work made of chromogenic print; edition 5/5.
© 2007 Carrie Schneider.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print; edition 5/5.

Date:

2007

Artist:

Carrie Schneider
American, born 1979

About this artwork

Depicting herself and other regulars of the Rainbo Club in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, here Carrie Schneider remade Diego Velázquez’s 1656 painting Las Meninas (The Maids of Honor), an icon of Western art; the title, Las Bebidas (The Drinks) puns on that of the original. Schneider translates the complex interplay of gazes and social relations in Velázquez’s canvas into a portrait of 21st-century hipster malaise. Schneider holds court in one booth, cigarette in hand, while the other subjects of the work appear only in partial or profile views.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Carrie Schneider

Title

Las Bebidas

Origin

America

Date

Made 2007

Medium

Chromogenic print; edition 5/5

Dimensions

119.3 × 151.4 cm (image/paper, appro×./sight); 124.5 × 156.2 × 3.8 cm (49 × 61 1/2 × 1 1/2 in., frame)

Credit Line

Kenneth and Christine Tanaka Fund

Reference Number

2007.469

Copyright

© 2007 Carrie Schneider.

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