Karen Kilimnik’s Philadelphia salon

Dorothy Spears in the NYTimes: “When Robert Wuilfe, curator of Landmarks Contemporary Projects in Philadelphia, learned of Karen Kilimnik’s interest in creating a site-specific installation at the 18th-century Powel mansion he had difficulty containing his enthusiasm. Ms. Kilimnik’s reconstructions of 18th-century salons, featuring portraits of contemporary celebrities like Paris Hilton, decked out as Marie Antoinette, and Leonardo DiCaprio, cast as Prince Albrecht, the male lead in one of her favorite ballets, ‘Giselle,’ have catapulted the artist to something akin to stardom.” Read more.

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