June 28~ Pride Month

George Tooker and William R. Christopher

There are four links below

William Rodolphus Christopher was an American artist and civil rights activist known for his abstract imagery and collage. His longtime partner was the artist George Tooker; the pair lived in New York City until 1960, when they moved to Hartland, Vermont; the couple spent winters in Spain, where Christopher died in December 1973.
~Wikipedia

Self-Portait by George Tooker
1969 / Egg Tempera on gesso panel / National Academy of Design, NY, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assemblage Collage Painting/Sculpture with Pennies and Scrap Civil Rights Artist by William R. Christopher
1960-1969 / Mixed Media / Private collection

June 20~ Pride Month

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns

There are six links below

RR: “I’m not frightened of the affection that Jasper and I had, both personally and as working artists.
I don’t see any sin or conflict in those days when each of us was the most important person in each other’s lives.”
~Rauschenberg, with Affection by Richard Meyer

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns in Johns’s Pearl Street studio, New York, c.1954,
photo by Rachel Rosenthal

Short Circuit by Robert Rauschenberg
1955 / Oil, fabric, notebook paper, postcard, printed reproductions, concert program, and autograph on canvas, wood supports, and cabinets / MoMA, NY, NY

A painting by his former wife, artist Susan Weil, appears behind the right door, and a flag composition by Jasper Johns once sat behind the left door. (It went missing in 1965 and was replaced at Rauschenberg’s invitation with a facsimile by the artist Elaine Sturtevant.)

 

Target with Four Faces
by Jasper Johns
1955 / Encaustic on newspaper and cloth over canvas surmounted by four tinted-plaster faces in wood box with hinged front / Art Institute of Chicago, IL

The faces were cast over the course of several months. He used a friend and neighbor as a model. The faces are abstracted by their having been cropped at the eyes. They become a kind of banner above the target.

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
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/agnes-martin

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
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/meret-oppenheim

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
http://cbldf.org/2016/02/profiles-in-black-cartooning-matt-baker/

http://cbldf.org/2016/02/profiles-in-black-cartooning-matt-baker/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betye Saar (Born 1926)
American-American artist known for assemblages and installations
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/artists/betye-saar/

https://americanart.si.edu/blog/eye-level/2010/02/896/wishing-winter

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/