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.
- Currently Off View
- Photography and Media
- Carrie Schneider
- Las Bebidas
- Made 2007
- Chromogenic print; edition 5/5
- 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)
- Kenneth and Christine Tanaka Fund
- © 2007 Carrie Schneider.