Francis Alÿs: Fabiola

Past display archive
2 May - 20 September 2009

Organised by Dia Art Foundation

Created by the internationally acclaimed artist Francis Alÿs, Fabiola is an installation of hundreds of portraits of a fourth-century Christian saint. These portraits, including paintings,embroidery and miniatures, are all versions of the same nineteenth-century original, and were gathered by the artist from flea markets, antique shops, and private collections. This is a fascinating exploration of a portrait that has become an icon.

Francis Alÿs: Fabiola
Installation view.
© National Portrait Gallery, London