Autoportrait Day 275~ Vanessa German

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

American artist, writer, and activist Vanessa German (born 1976)

Self-Portrait of the Artist with Physicalized Soul, 2013
Mixed-media assemblage / The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC

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Autoportrait Day 160~ Niki de Saint Phalle

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002)

Self-portrait, c.1958-1959 / Plaster and mixed media on wood / Owned by Niki Charitable Art Foundation, Santee, USA

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Autoportrait Day 109~ Betye Saar

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Assemblage artist and printmaker Betye Saar (born 1926)

1. Anticipation, 1961 / Screenprint / Various collections, including MoMA, NYC

2. Black Girl’s Window, 1969 / Assemblage / Museum of Modern Art, NYC

3. Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992 / Color offset lithograph and collage
Various collections, including RISD Museum, Providence, RI

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Born October 12~ Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann (October 12, 1939-March 6, 2019) was an American visual experimental artist, known for her multi-media works on the body, narrative, sexuality and gender.
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Four Fur Cutting Boards by Carolee Schneemann / 1962-63
Oil paint, umbrellas, motors, light bulbs, string lights, photographs, fabric, lace, hubcaps, printed papers, mirror, nylon stockings, nails, hinges, and staples on wood / 90-1/2″x131″x52″ / ©Estate of Carolee Schneemann

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Born October 10~ Yuki Katsura

Yuki Katsura (October 10, 1913-February 5, 1991) was a Japanese artist whose career spanned six decades, from the prewar to the postwar eras, and included a wide range of genres and materials.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Charm by Yuki Katsura
1963 / Oil on canvas / 76-2/5″x51-2/5″ / Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

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Born September 18~ Terry Braunstein

Terry Braunstein (born 1942) is an American multimedia artist whose work includes photography, installation, assemblage, painting, printmaking, video, sculpture, and large permanent public art.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Two-page spread from The Untitled Book by Terry Braunstein
1981 / Color xerograph on paper / 10-3⁄4″x8-1⁄2″ / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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Born August 8~ Ruth Francken

Ruth Francken (August 8, 1924-September 12, 2006) was a Czech-American sculptor, painter, and furniture designer who was mostly active in Paris.
Biography on Wikipedia:

La Saisie by Ruth Francken / 1973 / Photographic paper, metal, cord, linen
61-4/5″x44″x3-1/2″ / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

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Born July 30~ Betye Saar

Betye Irene Saar (born July 30, 1926) is an African-American artist known for her works in assemblage, collage, and printmaking.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Gris-Gris Box by Betye Saar
1972 / Mixed-media assemblage / 29″x8-1/2″x2-3/4″ / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

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Born July 25~ Eleanore Mikus

Eleanore Mikus (July 25, 1927-September 6, 2017) was an American painter, printmaker, and educator whose work had a strong emphasis on material and experimentation.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Untitled by Eleanore Mikus
1967 / Rose cloth and rubber bands on board / 8-1/4″x6-1/4″ / Private collection

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Born June 5~ Jean Follett

Jean Follett (June 5, 1917-July 6, 1990) was an American sculptor and assemblage artist. She was a member of the New York abstract art movement of the 1940s and 1950s.
Biography on Wikipedia:

Many-Headed Creature by Jean Follett
1958 / Light switch and socket, cooling coils, window screen, nails, faucet knobs, mirror, twine, cinders, castor, springs, wood, wire chain, and rope on wood panel / 24″x24″x4-3/4″ / MoMA, NYC

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