Cockaigne (Vincent Desiderio)  

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Cockaigne[1] (2003) (Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, USA) is a painting by Vincent Desiderio.

The painting shows pages of books with miniature works from art history including Masaccio, Vermeer, van Eyck, Matisse, Jasper Johns and Chuck Close.

The title is a reference to Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Land of Cockaigne.

Individual work titles include René Magritte's Treachery of Images (1929), Édouard Manet's The Fifer (1866), Picasso's Leaning Woman (1939) and Marcel Duchamp's Chocolate Grinder (1913).

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