Portfolio > Facing Modigliani

After a trip to Rome with my family where we stayed at the Hotel Modigliani, filled with prints by that artist, I returned home inspired to merge photographic portraits of friends and colleagues with Modigliani's originals. To do this I collaborated with Arthur Lerner, who added textures, backgrounds, details of cloth and physiognomy to my ink jet photographs. In these works we did not try to recreate the original, but rather evoke the original through a conversation with Modigliani, the original model, the contemporary model, paint and photography. This is a conversation spanning almost a century.

These painted photographs were exhibited at the Printworks Gallery, Chicago, from December 4, 2009 - January 2, 2010 in a show titled "Facing Modigliani".

Please scroll down to view complete group of works.

Portrait of Anna Zborowska by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
55 x 35 cm
1917
Jane as Portrait of Anna Z. by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
11" x8.25"
Seated Young Woman with Loose Hair
Oil on canvas
116 x 73 cm
1919
Judy as Seated Young Woman with Loose Hair
Oil on archival ink jet
11"x6.5"
Portrait of Mario Varoglio by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
116 x 73 cm
1919
Michael as Mario Varvogli by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
12.5"x8"
Mme. Pompadour by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
61x50 cm
1915
Kay as Mme. Pompadour
Oil on archival ink jet
10.5" x8.5"
Young Woman with Dark Hair by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
55 x 38 cm
1917
Mary as Young Woman with Dark Hair by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
11"x6.5"
Woman in Black by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
72 x 53 cm
1918
Carol as Woman in Black by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
15"x12"
Antonia by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
82 x 46 cm
1915
Carol as Antonia by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
13"x7.5"
Diego Rivera by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
100 x 81 cm
Patrick as Diego Rivera by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
11.75"x8.25"
Woman with Blue Eyes by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
81 x 54 cm
1917
Rita as Woman with Blue Eyes
Oil on archival ink jet
13"x8.5"
Woman in a Cloche
Oil on canvas
31"x24"
1917
Rebecca as Woman in a Cloche
Oil on archival ink jet
11"x8.25"
Louise by Modigliani
Oil on paper
37 x15 cm
1915
Martha Mackin as Louise
Oil on archival ink jet
11.75" x 8.25"
Portrait of a Young Woman by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
41cm x 33cm
1917
Cynthia as Portrait of a Young Woman
Oil on archival ink jet
11.25"x9"
Portrait of Mme. Zborowska by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
55x38 cm
1918
Jackie as Madame Zborowska by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
12.25"x9"
Portrait of a Woman by A. Modigliani
Oil on canvas
77.5cm x 65 cm
1918
Phoebe as Portrait of a Woman 1918
Oil on archival ink jset
11.25"x8.5"
Portrait of Anna Zbrowska by A. Modigliani
Oil on canvas
130.2cm x 81.3cm
1917
Jan as Anna Zborowska
Oil on archival ink jet
13"x9"
1917
Woman with Red Hair by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
92 x 60.7 cm
1917
Linda as "Woman with Red Hair" by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
14.25"x9"
Portrait of a Woman with Earrings by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
46x30cm
1917
Carole as Woman with Earrings by Modigliani
Oil on archival ink jet
11.5"x7.75"
Portrait of Madame G. Van Muyden
Oil on canvas
92 x 65 cm
1917
Audrey as Mme. G. Van Muyden by Modgliani
Oil on archival ink jet
12"x8.75"
Portrait of a Woman in a Large Hat by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
130 x 80 cm
1917
Arlene as "Portrait of a Woman in a Large Hat"
Oil on archival ink jet
10.75"x7.75"
Self-Portrait by Modigliani
Oil on canvas
100 x 64.5 cm
1919
Arthur as Self Portrait
Oil on archival ink jet
12.5"x9"
Alexandra after Modigliani's Seated Woman
Oil on archival ink jet
11.25"x7.75"
Alexandra as "Seated Woman"
Oil on archival ink jet
11.25"x7.75"
The Little Peasant - 1918
Oil on canvas
92 x 60 cm
2015
Amy Rosofsky
12.5" x 8.5"
2009
Amy Rosofsky
12.5" x 8.5"
2009
Jeanne Hebuterne -The Artist's Wife
Oil on canvas
100 x 65 cm
1918
Bette as Jeanne Hebuterne
Oil on archival ink jset
15.5"x10"