Andres Serrano for Altamont.

Andres Serrano is one of America’s most mythologized contemporary artists, to many, he’s the man responsible for Piss Christ and a national scandal over government funding of controversial art. For those who look beyond headlines, he’s a highly accomplished and ever-evolving photographic artist showing us the ordinary in extraordinary ways. With his post-Piss Christ Series, Nomads, he made a studio portraits of New York’s ethnic homeless and juxtaposed them with members of the Ku Klux Klan. In the Morgue series, he dissected violent death and found the human thread on the coroners slab, while a history of sex explored the human mating urge in its infinite variety.

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