Rebels in the Palace
Category
Article
Date
Nov 2, 2018
Source
Art in America
Author
Kevin Killian
Excerpt

More recently Schmuckli commissioned San Francisco’s own Lynn Hershman Leeson to create a Vertigo-based installation, titled VertiGhost, in which Kim Novak stand-ins enter the gallery to pay homage to Portrait of Carlotta Valdes, but Hershman Leeson allows Carlotta to have the last laugh, as she watches us— via camera lenses drilled into her portrait’s eyes— with the commanding gaze of one who glories in her own appeal. When the work was on view this past winter, the images of those Carlotta saw appeared on a video feed at the de Young…