Genieve Figgis

Wish you were here


Paris

  • The Happy Accidents of the Swing (after Fragonard), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 100 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Hercules and omphale (after Boucher), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    70 x 60 x 4 cm
    27 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Jupiter and Calisto (Boucher), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 60 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • The toilet of Venus (after Boucher), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    50 x 40 x 4 cm
    19 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Lucifer and me (after Bouguereau), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 60 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Erato the muse of love poetry (after Boucher), 2018
    Acrylic on panel
    50 x 40 cm
    19 5/8 x 15 3/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • The confession of love (after Fragonard), 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 100 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Pink landscape, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    200 x 100 x 4 cm
    78 3/4 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Wish you were here, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    100 x 100 x 4 cm
    39 3/8 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Nude, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 120 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Stage, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 120 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 47 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches
  • 17th century Entourage, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    120 x 150 x 4 cm
    47 1/4 x 59 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Velvet curtains, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 100 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 39 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Knock knock, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    80 x 60 x 4 cm
    31 1/2 x 23 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Floating, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    60 x 80 x 4 cm
    23 5/8 x 31 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches
  • Portal, 2018
    Acrylic on canvas
    150 x 150 x 4 cm
    59 x 59 x 1 5/8 inches

Press release

In 2012, Cecilia Gimenez, an eighty year old woman living in the Spanish town of Borja, near Saragossa, took it upon herself to restore Ecce Homo, a nearly one hundred year old degraded fresco representing the Christ in the Sanctuary of Mercy church by the painter Elias Garcia Martinez. Obviously lacking any kind of traditional skills appropriate for the matter at hand, Cecilia Gimenez transformed against her own best judgment the banal christ covered with mold into a summary, laughable character which has been compared, among other things, to an awkwardly drawn monkey. There was an indignant uproar as well as instantaneous success on the internet, which turned the news tidbit into a memorable and remarkable international event that even generated unexpected profits when tourism subsequently developed. Cecilia Gimenez eventually obtained an “author copyright” share of 49% in royalties from the profits generated, and in 2016 the French newspaper Le Monde informed its readers that “the town of 5,000 multiplies its efforts to capitalize on its now-cherished new tourist attraction, with events such as a new Elias Garcia Martinez exhibition or a workshop that lets people paint their own version of Ecce Homo (ruined or not).