The Serpent Chooses Adam and Eve

The Serpent Chooses Adam and Eve
Artist George Cohen 
Year 1958

The Serpent Chooses Adam and Eve is an oil/mirror collage laid on canvas created by George Cohen in 1958.

This key work caused "something of a sensation" at the 1958 Carnegie Invitational. Cohen combined deliberately clumsy, pictographic painting with collage, pasting in a round mirror and a hank of Eve's hair. Mirrors, he explains, "are the supreme illusion; they mock both the viewer and the painting." [1]

It has been owned by the Alan Gallery, Carnegie Institute Department of Fine Arts, San Francisco Museum of Art, and Richard L. Feigen Gallery before its storage.


  1. Art: Here Come the Monsters. Monday, Sept. 07, 1959.,9171,825932,00.html
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