Wesley Duke Lee: Jean Harlow – The Zone: Life and Death

Luisa Strina Gallery, Sao Paulo

This exhibition presents thirty drawings from the series “Jean Harlow – The Zone: Life and Death” by Wesley Duke Lee, made in 1967. The artist developed many of his works in series, such as Cartografia Anímica (completed in 1980), O Triunfo by Maximiliano l (finished in 1986), The Works of Eros (finished in 1991). These series were finalized and gathered in the form of albums or books, later exhibited and sold separately, with the exception of Jean Harlow – The Zone: Life and Death.

Impressed by a magazine found in Los Angeles with countless photos of Jean Harlow – Hollywood myth and sex symbol of the 30s – Wesley learns about the double life of the actress, who went incognito to the red light districts of San Diego. This story of eroticism and death sensitizes Duke Lee, mainly due to the paradox of the Babylonian prostitute as opposed to the goddess of love projected by his films.

On the same occasion, the opening of the exhibition “What do you dream of?
The Flower Mohole and other fables”, collective curated by Magali Arriola.

Artists: Pierre Huyghe, Laura Lima and Zé Carlos Garcia, Marie Lund, David Medalla, Cildo Meireles, Theo Michael, Gabriel Sierra and Pablo Vargas Lugo. 

“Wesley Duke Lee: Jean Harlow – The Zone: Life and Death”
“What do you dream about? The Mohole Flower and Other Fables”
Opening: 
8/21/18, 7pm-9pm
Visitation: until 10/27/18; Monday to Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Gallery Luisa Strina: Rua Padre João Manuel, 755, São Paulo. Free entrance

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