Artist Julien de Casabianca is well known for wheatpasting themes from famous paintings onto public infrastructure as part of his continuing Outings Project. Last month the French artist was encouraged to present a monumental installation at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Tennessee alongside an exhibition and workshop.
Like his previous murals, the artist desired to give the subject a new home, while also liberating her by the arrangement of the painting’s frame. In her new position, she gazes out across the city, surveying the scene from the building‘s fire escape. The job is part of Brooks Outside, a recent curatorial program that introduces outdoor installations around the institution.