Artist Kate Kretz has created an interesting work of art that’s pretty much about celebrity worship.Â We wouldn’t know anything about that, now would we?
Kretz detailed a painting of Angelina Jolie along with her three children Maddox, Zahara & Shiloh.Â The painting is set to be shown at the Art Miami Fair this weekend.Â
Here’s what the artist has to say about her Angelina work:
“This painting addresses the celebrity worship cycle. The title, â€œBlessed Art Thouâ€, is taken from a line in the Catholic prayer â€œHail Maryâ€: â€œâ€¦blessed art thou among womenâ€. Our culture is deifying celebrities, but in the bible, it is the meek who are blessed, so the title presents a question for the viewer to ponder.
I chose a setting where the cycle begins: psychologically oppressive environments like this one are one of the feeding sources for the consumer, hungry for â€œinformationâ€ about the celebrityâ€™s private life. I am interested in the psychological ramifications of celebrity worship, particularly as they relate to class.
Angelina Jolie was chosen as the subject because of her unavoidable presence in the media, the world-wide anticipation of her child, her â€œunattainableâ€ beauty and the good that she is doing in the world through her example, which adds another layer to the already complicated questions surrounding her status.”
What I love the most about this painting is that it takes place in ubiquitous Wal-Mart.
You tell me- What do you think of this piece of celeb art?