• Claudio Parmiggiani

    Christian Stein

    The title of this show, “Iconostasi” (Iconostases), evokes the idea of the screen between the nave and the bema or presbytery that in Christian basilicas contains holy images. Likewise, this installation of work by Claudio Parmiggiani was limited to a single small space chosen from among the gallery’s numerous rooms. The 12 small-scale works shown constitute as many fragments of the artist’s life. These are all painted sculptures, almost always incorporating a plaster cast—usually a classical reproduction of the head of Apollo or Athena, or an ear or hand. Each object represents a different

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