Exhibit spokeswoman Thalia Mavros says the concept is to take old masters works that we dont actively engage in our life anymore, and have artists reconceptualize them in a modern context.
For example, she says one artist who was given Leonardo da Vincis Last Supper replaced Jesus with Michael Jackson and his apostles with other stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Macaulay Culkin, Bubbles the chimp and Jacksons lawyer.
Mavros says the work implies that celebrities are the new religion and that Jackson is having his last supper right now.
She says, Subversion is what were about.
The show will have a preview exhibition in San Francisco from April 1 through May 13 before moving to New York.
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