In The Frame
In The Frame
In The Frame

Merkel at Fiac (but just in make-up)

by The Art Newspaper  |  23 October 2016
Merkel at Fiac (but just in make-up)
Angela Merkel (courtesy: Kleinschmidt / MSC)
Last week, we spotted the maverick UK artist Simon Fujiwara poring over one of his paintings at the Fiac fair in Paris (until 23 October). Fujiwara pointed out that the particularly abstract work, entitled Masks (Merkel F6.1, 2016), depicted a famous face—that of the German chancellor Angela Merkel. The artist explained that the politician’s very own make-up assistant outlined the face of Merkel in her own foundation powder, which Fujiwara amplified and converted into a varied range of images. “It’s like a modern-day Turin shroud,” he said.

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