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Fan Mail: Alexander Rosenberg

Alexander Rosenberg. A Momentary Enlightenment, 2010. Oil painting on stretched canvas, surveillance camera, black and white security monitor, fur hat; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

In 1776 Benjamin Franklin was a celebrity in France. In a series of portraits made during that year, Franklin was depicted wearing a fur hat, the same chapeau that French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau was known for wearing. According to the French, this made Franklin an enlightened thinker, like Rousseau. In his painting A Momentary Enlightenment (2010), Philadelphia artist Alexander Rosenberg depicts himself in the same[…..]