Hispanic Artists~September 28

Beef Ribs Longhorn  by  Jean‐Michel Basquiat

1982 / Acrylic, oilstick, and paper collage on canvas, on tied wood supports / 60”x60” / The Broad, Los Angeles, CA
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Un Sueño Libre  by  Juan Sanchez

1987 / Lithograph and collage, color / 22”x29” / Edition of 25

Hispanic Artists~September 25

The Family  by  Marisol

1962 / Painted wood, sneakers, door knob/plate / 82 5/8”x65 1/2”x15 1/2” / The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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Selva  by  Armando Morales

1986 / Oil and beeswax on canvas / 63 3/4”x79” / Private collection

March 25~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Agnes Martin (1912-2004)
Canadian-American artist, often described as Minimalist, considered herself an Abstract Expressionist

Happy Holiday / 1999 / Acrylic paint and graphite on canvas / 60”x60”x1.5”












Méret Oppenheim (1913-1985)
German-born Swiss artist produced sculptures, paintings, photographs, drawings, and assemblages

Wolke auf einem Schiff (Cloud on a Boat) / 1963 / Plaster and paint / 14 9/16”x13”x4 3/4”

February 19~ African-American visual artists


Clarence Matthew “Matt” Baker (1921-1959)
Credited as the first successful African-American comic book artist








Betye Saar (Born 1926)
American-American artist known for assemblages and installations


Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/27~

This Dutch Golden Age artist, specializing in richly detailed flower paintings and other still lifes, often included an image of a red admiral butterfly (symbolizing life, death and resurrection) in various locations within her paintings.

This American artist, once described as combining “bad taste and good ideas”, worked in every conceivable medium — found objects, textile banners, assemblage, collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, performance, music, video, and photography.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/27/august-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/27~

What painter and printmaker in the New York School progressed from realism to abstraction and later to a highly influential style of cartoon realism?

What artist, metalsmith and educator approached metal like a collage artist, casting a series of elements and then assembling them in compositions?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/27/june-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/7~

What stockbroker and amateur painter decided to become a full-time artist after the stock market crashed in 1882?

What British assemblagist, painter, and conceptual artist said, “There [are] four important things in life: religion, love, art and science”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/06/07/2162/