The Retrospective of S- art exhibit revolves around a make-believe artist dreamed up by 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' author Jonathan Safran Foer. It might feature the artworks of ten very real female artists as well as have been curated by painter Sam Messer, who is also associate dean at Yale School of Art, but without the direction provided by Foer, the Retrospective of S- exhibit wouldn't have been half as interesting or unique.
Each artist was given a short biography of different stages of S-'s life, which were written by Foer himself. Beginning at the tender age of 12, middling with sex, loss and creative rebirth, and ending with critical success, S- transforms through the eyes of each painter. The Retrospective of S- exhibit is on display at the New York gallery Fredericks & Freiser.
The Retrospective of S- Show is Fictionalized by Jonathan Safran Foer
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