1 an exclusive artwork
“IN 1939, the British government created a manual for factory owners on how to camouflage their buildings in wartime. I looked for this book for a while and found it at a rare book dealer in England. It was included in an exhibition I curated called CounterIntelligence, which looked at the overlaps of military intelligence and the art world in the last 400 years. This is a handmade, hand-stitched reprint of the original book, in which I inserted Charles Baudelaire’s controversial essay In Praise of Cosmetics, an interesting comment on make-up as ethical, defending artifice as morally good as opposed to the violence of the natural world. There were full-page swatches of camouflage in the actual manual, but, in the reprint, I purposefully painted these by hand using lipstick.”
— Artist Charles Stankievech
Artist Charles Stankievech is on Wondereur because influential curators such as Sarah Milroy believe he is important and on the rise. The value of his art is expected to significantly increase in the next few years.
An original Mixed-Media by Toronto-based artist Charles Stankievech exclusively curated for Wondereur by influential art critic Sarah Milroy.