Caravaggio (1571–1610)
Detail; The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, c. 1607

Oil on canvas
Height: 202.5 cm (79.7 in); Width: 152.7 cm (60.1 in)
The Cleveland Museum of Art

Andrew the Apostle was an apostle of Jesus, according to the New Testament. He is the brother of Saint Peter. He is referred to in the Orthodox tradition as the First-Called.

According to Orthodox tradition, the apostolic successor to Saint Andrew is the Patriarch of Constantinople.

Andrew the Apostle was born between AD 5 and AD 10 in Bethsaida, in Galilee. The New Testament states that Andrew was the brother of Simon Peter, and likewise a son of John, or Jonah. He was born in the village of Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee…

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Tayseer Barakat, Palestinian, b. 1959
Love, c. 2020

Acrylic on canvas
23 1/5 × 29 1/2 in, 59 × 75 cm
Private collection

Tayseer Barakat was born in Gaza in 1959 and completed his arts education in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1983. After completing his studies, he moved to Ramallah where he has since based — both teaching and creating art. Barakat has worked with a variety media and has experimented widely — with wood, metal and glass — and has become one of Palestine’s foremost artists working today. Painting remains his first love and he continues to work at a prolific rate, drawing on the artistic heritage of the region and its ancient influences…

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Peter Hujar (American, 1934–1987)
Candy Darling on Her Deathbed, c. 1973

Gelatin silver print
37.15 x 35.56 cm. (14.6 x 14 in.)
Private collection

Candy Darling — 1944–1974 was born into an alcoholic household in Queens, N.Y. where she lived with her mother after her parents’ divorce. Darling, who was assigned male at birth, spent hours watching and studying old movies on TV. It was by impersonating her favorite actresses that she discovered herself. With milky white skin and large brown eyes she was indeed a beauty.

She began getting hormone injections and frequenting Manhattan gay bars. By 1967, she had assumed the name Candy Darling and was starring alongside Jackie Curtis and a young Robert DeNiro in Curtis’ play ‘Glamour, Glory, and Gold’. One night Andy Warhol came to see the production and promptly cast her and Curtis in his film ‘Flesh’ (1968)…

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