Beneath Cupid, 1989
8.25 x 3.75 in
Photo collage made with Polaroid prints by John O'Reilly (b. 1930), a master collagist, whose rich montage tableaus smartly reference art history. "Beneath Cupid" presents a Velazquez's "Rokeby Venus" detail of just cupid noticeably missing is Venus gazing into Cupid's mirror replaced with a mask, empty mirrors and erotic imagery.
Signed, titled, and dated mount verso.
Mounted to mat board, matted and framed under acrylic; in excellent condition. Framed dimensions 16.25 x 12.25 inches.
Julie Saul Gallery;
Private collector, acquired from the above 1999