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 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”

Love & War~ May 27

Lovers Walking in the Snow (Crow and Heron) by Suzuki Harunobu

1764–72 / Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper, with embossing / 11 1/4”x8 1/8” / The Met

Courtesan Senri Receiving a Love Letter

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?-1770) played a pivotal role in the evolution of Japanese printmaking during its great period — the last half of the i8th and the first years of the 19th century. In the final years of his relatively brief life, he opened up a new dimension of expression in that tradition of graphics by introducing many colors to what had essentially been a mono-chromatic art form.

A Woman Sweeping up Her Love Letters

Just 20 or so years previously, the invention of so-called benizuri-e had made it possible to print ukiyoe in three or four colors, but already it was becoming possible to print about ten different colors on a single sheet of paper. It was Harunobu who first applied this new technique to ukiyoe prints. Such prints were called nishiki-e.

A Caged Bird and a Love Letter

Harunobu died in 1770, only five years after introducing the nishiki-e print. However, in those last few years of his life, he produced over one thousand print designs, chiefly depictions of willowy young girls, and also a fair percentage of shunga (erotic prints), as most ukiyo-e artists did. He is known to have produced at least seven shunga volumes.

Suzuki Harunobu / ukiyo-e.org
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Harunobu from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / April 24 – June 24, 2018 / Abeno Harukas Art Museum

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Odilon Redon: Born April 20, 1840

Odilon Redon (born Bertrand-Jean Redon) (April 20, 1840-July 6, 1916) was a French symbolist painter, printmaker, draughtsman and pastellist.

Odilon Redon (April 20, 1840 – July 6, 1916)
Brief Biography~ http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/odilon-redon-2243
A better understanding of Redon. Extracts from writings~
http://www.musee-orsay.fr/en/collections/around-redon.html#c52029
Collection at MoMA~ http://www.moma.org/collection/artists/4840?locale=en

March 31~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Toba Khedoori (Born 1964), Australian-born American artist known for detailed renderings on wall-size sheets of wax-treated paper     https://www.davidzwirner.com/artists/toba-khedoori/biography

Untitled (rooms) / 2001 / Oil and wax with graphite on two sheets of paper / 144”x144”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kara Walker (Born 1969)
African-American contemporary painter, silhouettist, printmaker, installation artist, and filmmaker
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Kara-Walker

The Emancipation Approximation (Scene #18) / 1999-2000 / Screenprint / 44”x33 15/16”

March 30~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Chakaia Booker (Born 1953)
African-American sculptor best known for her work using tires as a medium
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/chakaia-booker

Urban Butterfly / 2001 / Rubber tires / 57”x53”

 

Kiki Smith (Born 1954)
German-born American artist’s work includes sculpture, printmaking, photography, drawing, and textiles
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/kiki-smith

Lilith / 1994 / Bronze with glass eyes / 31 1/2”x27”x17 1/2”

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”

March 24~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)
American painter, printmaker, sculptor, writer, and poet
https://www.dorotheatanning.org/dorothea-tanning

Musical Chairs / 1951 / Oil on canvas / 45 3/4”x35”

 

Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010)
French-American artist best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art
http://www.theeastonfoundation.org/biography

Cell (Eyes and Mirrors) / 1989-93 / Steel, limestone and glass / approx.93”x83”x86”

March 23~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Lee Krasner (1908-1984), One of the first generation Abstract Expressionist painters
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/krasner-lee

Gold or Silver / 1954 / Oil and paper collage on Masonite / 48”x61 3/4”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remedios Varo (1908-1963)
Spanish-Mexican painter known for her contributions to Surrealism and Symbolism
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Remedios-Varo

Modernidad (Modernity) / 1936 / Pencil, gouache and graphite on plywood / 31”x19”

March 15~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1889), Nineteenth century landscape artist specializing in etchings
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/mary-nimmo-moran

Under the Oaks-Georgica Pond / 1887 / Etching on parchment paper / 25 5/8”x37 1/2”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vinnie Ream (1847-1914)
Sculptor best remembered for sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in the Capitol rotunda
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Vinnie-Ream

Statue of Abraham Lincoln / 1871 / Carrara marble / 83”x29 3/4”x29”