Self Portraits~August 28

Self-Portrait Exaggerating My Negroid Features  by  Adrian Piper

1981 / Pencil on paper / 10”x8” / The Eileen Harris Norton Collection

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Self Portrait as a Heel  by  Jean-Michel Basquiat

1982–1982 / Acrylic and Oilstick on Canvas / 50”x40” / Private Collection

Pride Month~ June 21

Luis Caballero (1943-1995)
Colombian-born artist combined desire and aesthetic beauty
http://miamibiennale.org/miami_biennale_luis_caballero.html

Nu de dos allongé / 1984 / Graphite on paper / 10.6”x14.6”

Gilbert & George (Gilbert Prousch b.1943 and George Passmore b.1942)
“It’s not a collaboration…We are two people, but one artist”
https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1518

Fates / 2005 / 54 digital prints on paper with ink / 167 11/16”x299 3/16”

Barbara Kruger: Born January 26, 1945

Kruger.jpgBarbara Kruger ~ By Christopher Bollen ~ Published 02/28/13

Kruger’s spectacular corpus, spanning four decades, is often described as political—and it is. But just as much it creates these moments of internal identity confusion in which we don’t know if we are acting as victim, oppressor, or witness. Usually, we are all of the above.

Kruger famously—and perhaps, at first, inadvertently—got her training as an artist the hard way: through a full-time job as a magazine designer at Condé Nast, starting out at Mademoiselle. And while some of those early layout techniques of bold graphics inform her work, a pulsating visual-linguistic triple-take keeps all of her pieces so alive that she’s become known for her own immediately identifiable, authoritative style—even if authority is what is being questioned in the authoritative typeface.

Source: Barbara Kruger – Page – Interview Magazine


http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/feminist/Barbara-Kruger.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/barbara-krugers-artwork-speaks-truth-to-power-137717540/?all

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/6~

This 18th century Russian Neoclassical sculptor, draughtsman, engraver, and teacher vacillated for quite some time before settling on sculpture as his primary life’s work.

This German-born Uruguayan artist and academic moved to NYC in 1964, where he and fellow artists Liliana Porter & José Guillermo Castillo founded the New York Graphic Workshop.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/11/06/november-6/

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/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/28~

The term this photographer invented to describe himself – Bildjournalist – is still the German word for photojournalist.

In 1960 this artist patented a color of his own invention, which he called International (__) Blue after himself.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/04/28/april-28/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/25~

What sculptor, before beginning his most famous monument, worked on a high- relief carving in Georgia which was eventually completed by other artists?

What artist joined forces with Olivier Mosset, Michel Parmentier, and Niele Toroni to form BMPT, a Paris-based late modern art group?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/03/25/march-25/

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/