John Currin is known for his unique blend of classical techniques and self-described "trashy" sensibilities. Until October 2, selected Currin paintings are on display at Florence's Stefano Bardini Museum.| Video for LdM News, a video publishing project of the Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici
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