Kalup, Reclining Nude By TM Davy, 2007

The model for this painting – inspired, like many other modern and contemporary artworks, by Giorgione’s Sleeping Venus (circa 1510), Titian’s Venus of Urbino (1538) and Édouard Manet’s Olympia (1863) – was Kalup Linzy, an American video and performance artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York City.

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