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Claudia Kunin - St. Anthony's Fire
Claudia Kunin
St. Anthony's Fire
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Heart of Hades
Claudia Kunin
Heart of Hades
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Joan of Arc
Claudia Kunin
Joan of Arc
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Cassandra
Claudia Kunin
Cassandra
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Flight of Persephone (Female Nude)
Claudia Kunin
Flight of Persephone (Female Nude)
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Death and the Maiden
Claudia Kunin
Death and the Maiden
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Holy Mackerel
Claudia Kunin
Holy Mackerel
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - The Mermaid
Claudia Kunin
The Mermaid
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Vision of St. Eustace
Claudia Kunin
Vision of St. Eustace
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Acheron
Claudia Kunin
Acheron
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Hercules Wrestling Death
Claudia Kunin
Hercules Wrestling Death
$3,200
Claudia Kunin - Three Graces
Claudia Kunin
Three Graces
$3,200
Our Lady of Cancer
Adam & Eve

Claudia Kunin was born August, 1954, in Los Angeles, CA. She received a BS in Psychology from the University of Oregon.

Kunin has intermittently had exhibitions of her personal work while pursuing a career in commercial photography. A partial client list includes: AT&T, American Express, Wells Fargo Bank, Concorde Pictures, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Ford Motor Co., Sprint Communications, Rolling Stone, Martha Stewart, Wm. Morrison and Penguin Books. She is now solely pursuing her fine art and has a number of bodies of accomplished work, including: "Revenant", "Ghost Stories" and "Holy Ghost Stories".

Our Lady of Cancer
Our Lady of Cancer

Much like the manner of painters who would make their background images from a book of sketches, Claudia constructs her backgrounds from various photographs she has taken all over the world. She then shoots the models in the studio to illustrate the allegorical tale, and afterwards knits the picture together from all the various elements. These powerful archetypal images are virtually unique in contemporary art.

Artist's Statement about the "Holy Ghost Stories" series:

In late March 2006, the morning before visiting the island of Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, I had a revelatory dream. The dream was later confirmed in waking life. I was to follow a new path, barefoot...upon "Holy Ground". I came back to America knowing that I was ready to commence a new series called "Holy Ghosts". I studied Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks. A good soaking in Caravaggio, Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch paintings followed. I read parts of the Bible and Dante's Inferno, as well as Daniel Defoe's "The Secrets of the Invisible World Disclosed". There is a long standing history of art as a transcendental experience. I am endeavoring to materialize the immaterial...to enrapture an unwitting audience, and convince them there is evidence of a life unseen. The composite images in the series are portals, thresholds between this world and the "other". They tell tales that bring us to the nexus of fear and faith, reuniting us with popular ideas whose threads have run through Western civilization for millennia. A new realm of the deep occult is created, allowing the viewer to experience a rich and ambiguous space.

I have experienced many profound coincidences in pursuit of each image. The meaning is clear. I must continue to make these images. I am being called to do so.

Claudia Kunin: The Holy Ghost Stories
About this Artist
Image List

Exhibited and Sold By
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.

258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania   18914   USA

Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith

Email info@vintageworks.net

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