Pride Month~ June 26

Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)  Nigerian-born British photographer
http://visualaids.org/artists/detail/rotimi-fani-kayode

Adebiyi / 1989 / Archival C-type print / 48”x48”

Keith Haring (1958-1990)  Bridged the gap between the art world and the street
http://www.haring.com/!/about-haring/bio#.WzKpdGRKilk

Poster for The Fun Gallery / 1983 / Offset lithography / 23”x29 1”/4

Pride Month~ June 24

Roger Brown (1941-1997)
A leading painter of the Chicago Imagist style
http://www.saic.edu/academics/librariesandspecialcollections/rogerbrown/biography/

Couple in Sumac Thicket / 1982 / Oil on canvas / 66 1/8”x120”

Annie Leibovitz (Born 1949)
Celebrated portrait photographer for RS, Vanity Fair, and Vogue
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/annie-leibovitz-life-through-a-lens/16/

HM Queen Elizabeth II / 2007 / C-type digital print / Image: 12 1/2”x18 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 22


Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989)
Photographer left a vast and provocative body of work
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/robert-mapplethorpe

Robert Rauschenberg / 1983 / Gelatine silver print on paper / 18 3/4”x14 7/8”

 

Martin Wong (1946-1999) Painter played a pivotal role in the Lower East Side arts scene in the 80s/90s
http://www.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/martin-wong-human-instamatic

Attorney Street (Handball Court with Autobiographical Poem by Piñero) / 1982-84 / Oil on canvas / 35 1/2”x48”

Pride Month~ June 20

Jasper Johns (Born 1930)
Iconic artist defined the period between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/03/22/jasper-johns-flag-is-a-flag/

Watchman / 1967 / Lithograph / Sheet: 36 1/16”x24 3/16″

 

 

David Hockney (Born 1937)
British painter, printmaker, photographer, and designer
https://artuk.org/discover/artists/hockney-david-b-1937

Blue Interior and Two Still Lifes / 1965 / Acrylic on canvas / 57”x56 3/4”

Pride Month~ June 15


Ruth Bernhard (1905-2006)
German-born American photographer shot almost exclusively in black-and-white
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bernhard

Doll’s Head / 1936 / Photographic print / 7 11/16”x 9 9/16”(image)

 

Richard Bruce Nugent (1906-1987)
Writer, artist, and illustrator associated with the Harlem Renaissance
https://ubuntubiographyproject.com/2017/07/01/richard-bruce-nugent/

Cover drawing for Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life / Vol. 4, No. 39, March 1926

Pride Month~ June 14

Cecil Beaton (1904-1980)  English photographer, diarist, artist, and designer
http://www.anothermag.com/art-photography/10296/ten-things-you-might-not-know-about-cecil-beaton

Sawai Man Singh II, Maharaja of Jaipur; Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur /
1944 / Modern bromide print / 10”x9 7/8”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Cadmus (1904-1999 ) American artist who epitomized Magic Realism
http://www.notablebiographies.com/supp/Supplement-Ca-Fi/Cadmus-Paul.html

Bar Italia / 1953-1955 / Tempera on wood / 37 1/2”x45 1/4”

Pride Month~ June 12

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991)
Pioneering American documentary photographer
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/05/10/berenice-abbott-pictures-jazz-age/

Penn Station, Interior, Manhattan / 1935 / Photograph / 23”x 18 1/8”

Betty Parsons (1900-1982)
Abstract painter and sculptor best known as a dealer of mid-century art
http://www.alexandergray.com/artists/betty-parsons

Gold Stipple Moonshot / 1972 / Acrylic on canvas / 48”x48”

Pride Month~ June 10

Erté (1892-1990)  Russian-born French artist, illustrator, and designer
http://gayinfluence.blogspot.com/2013/12/erte.html

Masquerade / 1987 / Embossed serigraph with foil stamping on black paper / 28”x40”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claude Cahun (1894-1954)
Startlingly original and enigmatic photographic images
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Claude-Cahun

Don’t Kiss Me, I’m in Training (Claude Cahun + Marcel Moore) / 1927 / Monochrome print / 4 5/8”x3 1/2”

Love & War~ May 26

Dorothea LangeLange

Mules

Biographies:
International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum~ http://www.iphf.org/hall-of-fame/dorothea-lange/
PBS~ http://www.pbs.org/video/2365971488/

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) documented the change on the homefront, especially among ethnic groups and workers uprooted by the war. Three months after Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the relocation of Japanese-Americans into armed camps in the West. Soon after, the War Relocation Authority hired Lange to photograph Japanese neighborhoods, processing centers, and camp facilities.

Lange’s earlier work documenting displaced farm families and migrant by Dorothea Langeworkers during the Great Depression did not prepare her for the disturbing racial and civil rights issues raised by the Japanese internment. Lange quickly found herself at odds with her employer and her subjects’ persecutors, the United States government.

To capture the spirit of the camps, Lange created images that frequently juxtapose signs of human courage and dignity with physical evidence of the indignities of incarceration. Not surprisingly, many of Lange’s photographs were censored by the federal government, itself conflicted by the existence of the camps.

The true impact of Lange’s work was not felt until 1972, when the Whitney Museum incorporated twenty-seven of her photographs into Executive Order 9066, an exhibit about the Japanese internment. New York Times critic A.D. Coleman called Lange’s photographs “documents of such a high order that they convey the feelings of the victims as well as the facts of the crime.”
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0013.html

 

FatherSonShorpy~ http://www.shorpy.com/dorothea-lange-photographs
National Archives~ https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/japanese-internment-75th-anniversary
National Park Service~ https://www.nps.gov/manz/learn/photosmultimedia/dorothea-lange-gallery.htm

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