Kris Kuksi: Venus and Adonis edition
Kris Kuksi: Venus and Adonis edition
Kris Kuksi: Venus and Adonis edition
Kris Kuksi: Venus and Adonis edition

Kris Kuksi: Venus and Adonis edition

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An homage to the odd couple and to the laws of attraction, Kris Kuksi has chosen the characters of Venus and Adonis to shoulder his new narrative. The understood story of these two mythical figures is one that changes over centuries, but begins in ancient Greece. Arguably the most common version of the couple comes from a retelling, written by Shakespeare whose poem tells the story of a powerful goddess relentlessly seeking the affection of a young hunter. Though most versions of the story end in the hunter's death in the arms of the goddess, Kuksi modernizes and transforms the story.  In this new take, we see an empowered couple, now side by side on the famed hunt. Kuksi opens the door for us to rethink the tragic ending, as they stand together. Despite their differences, Venus and Adonis are depicted as equal, strong and in love. 

In typical Kuksi style, these figures give us samples of history and fiction, but the artist allows the characters to live new lives. The final chapter of this centuries old story takes on infinite conclusions with these 35 new works.

Each sculpture begins with the same two figures, which are then transformed carefully by the artist with curated adornments and paint.  No two are alike. 

Venus and Adonis is an edition of 35 and will be sold exclusively via Shopify. 
As each work is unique and made by hand, there will be no way of seeing your purchase in advance. Prices are $1,500 plus $75 for domestic, UPS shipping, and $125 for international. Please note: WE CANNOT SHIP TO PO BOXES. New York residents will also add sales tax on top of this price. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. Due to the unique construction of each work, Kuksi expects that each will be completed and shipped in approximately 6-8 weeks after purchase is complete. Each figure will come in a custom plexiglas container. Size, including plexiglas box, is 7 1/2 x 5 x 3 inches.