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

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”

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/27~

What artist, who rose to fame with illustrations mocking the customs of French society during the Belle Époque, was also a painter, printmaker and draftsman?

What French-born American photographer built 4 customized telephoto lenses and 3 close-up cameras, with which he magnified the beauty and intricacies of the world?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/27/december-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/19~

This German-born American artist, radicalized by the trauma of World War I, said: “During the war I became interested in truth – in bitter truth and the struggle of life in general.”

This artist – often associated with the Bay Area figurative school – resists categorization, working in a wide range of media including paintings, drawings, prints, posters, and sculptures.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/19/december-19/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 12/10~

What Russian-born American artist was introduced to lithography — the most important medium in a career that included graphic design, fine art, costume & set design, and illustration — in 1923?

What 20th century painter and leading figure of the Chicago Imagist school observed, “I try to paint the things that everybody sees, things that are just a part of everybody’s experience of life”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/12/10/december-10/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/27~

What painter created a series in the late 1940s called Little Images: grid-like structures filled with markings that look like symbols or letters, none larger than three feet?

What celebrated Pop artist gravitated toward what he would characterize as the “dumbest” or “worst” visual item he could find, and then go on to alter or improve it?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/27/october-27/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/23~

After working since the 1870s in the Impressionist style, this French painter and printmaker’s colors began to grow somber after 1900, reflecting his shift to portraying biblical, courtroom, and World War I scenes.

Per his request, this American installation artist and assemblage sculptor was buried in the front seat of his brown 1940 Packard Coupe with a dollar, a deck of cards, a bottle of Chianti, and the ashes of his dog.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/23/october-23/