Jesus Now: Art + Pop Culture

Jesus Now: Art + Pop Culture

by Laetitia Barbier


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A fascinating panorama of the faces of Jesus today

Jesus Now presents, for the first time, a showcase of the figure of Christ in contemporary art, graphic design, advertising, and pop culture. Featuring the work of more than 80 artists from around the world, including Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle, Kehinde Wiley, Pierre et Gilles, Nina Chanel, Mark Ryden, and Alex Grey, Jesus Now shows how the Christ figure continues to inspire the artists of today.
In trendy galleries, on the walls of major cities, as a superhero or manga character, in Hollywood blockbusters or in satirical TV cartoons, Jesus is not only a guide for believers but also has become, as this book reveals, an icon of modern pop culture.
This art anthology also showcases how today's artists have developed new iconographies that break with the image of the White Messiah to favor depicting Jesus in a more historically accurate way or in ways more reflective of themselves: Black Jesus, Maori Jesus, Native American Jesus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782374950068
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/16/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 238,531
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

French-born Laetitia Barbier is an independent scholar and curator, as well as a professional tarot reader and teacher. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history at the Sorbonne in Paris. Barbier has worked with Morbid Anatomy as the programming director and head librarian since 2012. Her work has been featured in Atlas Obscura, Vice, and in Death: A Graveside Companion.

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