Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico • Growing up in New York City • Graduating with full scholarship from Parsons School of Design, New York, BFA • Studying with Elaine de Kooning and Larry Rivers • Artworking for many international publications and companies, including Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Future, L’Oréal, Germaine Monteil • Touching down in New Yorker institutions like First Street Gallery and Spring Studio • Finding himself represented with his paintings and graphic work in countless private collections in the United States and abroad
Of Men and Michelangelo, his new book, is a lavish collection of male nudes, each and every one based on a figure painted or drawn by Michelangelo. Jordan has abducted them into his own world of elegant lines, seductive color and sensous abandon. So we meet again the grand master’s Ignudi from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, turned into nude men and boys of today, and many more of his eternal creations now with a contemporary vibe.
In addition to Jordan’s artwork, the book contains a very rare chat with Michelangelo.
Published by Saggro Press, Fall 2019. More than 100 plates of nudes, printed in an exceptional 5-color process in Germany on 170 gsm Arctic Volume paper.
Also available: Of Art and Men, his book of sensuous and very sensuous male nudes with more than 70 plates of watercolors and drawings, published by Saggro Press, Summer 2017.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has added both books together with two red chalk drawings by Jordan to the Special Collection of its Library, so has Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center.
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