Pride Month~ June 29


Akira the Hustler (Born 1969)

Artist whose work ranges from performance art to sculpting
https://ocula.com/artists/akira-the-hustler/#!

Shirohata (White Flag) / 2004 / Lambda print / 49″x63″

Mickalene Thomas (Born 1971)
Known for her complex paintings made of rhinestones, acrylic, and enamel
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickalene_Thomas

Qusuquzah, Une Très Belle Négresse #2 / 2011-12 /
Rhinestones, acrylic, and oil on wood panel / 96″x80″x2″

Pride Month~ June 27

Jerome Caja (1958-1995)
Mixed-media painter and Queercore performance artist
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Caja

Portrait / c.1990 / Enamel on plastic / 5 1/4”x5 1/4”x1 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988)
Poet, musician, graffiti artist, and Neo-Expressionist painter
http://www.thegroundmag.com/jean-michel-basquiat-1960-1988/

Untitled / 1981 / Acrylic and oil stick on plywood / 72”x48”x15/16”

Pride Month~ June 25


Deborah Kass (Born 1952)

Multidisciplinary artist explores the intersection of pop culture & art history
http://maryryangallery.com/artists/deborah-kass/

Double Red Yentl, Split (My Elvis) / 1993 / Screenprint and acrylic on canvas / 72 1/4”x72”

Robert Gober (Born 1954)
American sculptor best known for his meticulously crafted works
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/Robert-Gober

Untitled / 1999 / Plaster, beeswax, human hair, cotton, leather, aluminum, enamel paint / 33 1/2”x40”x24 3/4”

Pride Month~ June 23


Nahum B. Zenil (Born 1947)

Mexican painter executes fantastic and macabre self-portraits
https://greyartgallery.nyu.edu/2015/12/nahum-b-zenil-witness-to-self/

Duelo (Sorrow) / 1989 / Oil and ink on paper / 20.6”x28.1”

Alvin Baltrop (1948-2004)
Photographer documented 70s and 80s gay culture in NYC
http://www.thirdstreaming.com/alvin-baltrop-trust/

The Piers (Tava from back) / No Date / Silver gelatin print / 4.5”x6.5”

Pride Month~ June 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Cavanaugh (1921-1985)
American sculptor worked primarily in lead
http://www.cavanaughfoundation.org/aboutjohncavanaugh.php

Alice B. Toklas / John Cavanaugh Sculpture Garden / 1801 Swann St NW, D.C.

 

 

 

Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008)
Influential American artist employed a vast array of media and materials
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/nov/19/robert-rauschenberg-just-something-be-around

Satellite / 1955 / Oil, fabric, paper, and wood on canvas, with taxidermied pheasant / 79 3/8”x43 5/16”x5 5/8”

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 27~ African-American visual artists

Mark Bradford (Born 1961), African-American painter and mixed-media collage artist
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/mark-bradford

Across 110th Street / 2008 / Mixed-media collage on canvas / 102”x144”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickalene Thomas (Born 1971), African-American mixed-media artist, filmmaker, and curator
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/mickalene-thomas

Tamika sur une Chaise Longue Avec Monet / 2012 / Rhinestones, acrylic, oil, and enamel on wood panel / 108”x144”

 

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/22~

What artist, whom Picture Post magazine called “the greatest war photographer in the world”, died in Vietnam when he stepped on a land mine in 1954?

What artist coined the term Combines for his non-traditional materials and methods which blurred the division between painting and sculpture?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/22/october-22/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/8~

This German artist, one of the leading exponents of Impressionism in Germany, combined his interest in music and drawing in a famous series of portraits of a celebrated Portuguese opera singer.

This American artist began her career in the 1960s as a painter but is best known for her reinterpretation of quilts as art combining painting, fabric, and stories of her life and the lives of others in the black community.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/10/08/october-8/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/16~

What artist and poet — a founding member of the Dada movement in Zürich in 1916 — referred to himself as “Hans” when he spoke in German and as “Jean” when he spoke in French?

What German-born American painter had his first one-man show at Harvard University while his paintings were being removed from German museums and destroyed as “degenerate art”?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/16/september-16/