The Chapman Brothers vs. Goya | Lost Art

Jake Chapman discusses reinventing Goya’s Disasters of War masterpiece in their Insult to Injury series.

The Gallery of Lost Art was an online exhibition that told the stories of vanished artworks. Whether destroyed, stolen, discarded or erased some of the most significant artworks of the last 100 years have been lost and can no longer be seen.

In their work Insult to Injury (2003) the Chapman brothers bought and defaced Goya’s masterpiece Disasters of War. In this short film Jake Chapman defends a seemingly mad act of vandalism.

Artworks by Jake and Dinos Chapman, Insult to Injury, 2003 © Jake and Dinos Chapman, courtesy White Cube.


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