Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Our Lady of Crisis
Miraculously hovering in mid-air in the Church of St. Eustache in Paris, this Madonna and Child is by the gay artists Pierre et Gilles, who are known for suffusing their photographic portraits of saints and sinners with a kind of holy aura. Here, the Virgin is surrounded by wrecked cars and scaffolding that refer to the social housing projects of Paris's troubled banlieus. Her bridal gown is by Christian Lacroix, who has just gone bankrupt. No doubt another sign of the times...
Photo: Annie. Click to enlarge.