June 30~ Pride Month

Andy Warhol and Jed Johnson

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The celebrated designer Jed Johnson, who died tragically in 1996 in the crash of TWA Flight 800…first met artist Andy Warhol when he was hired to sweep the floors at Warhol’s famous factory. He would go on to become Warhol’s companion and lover—helping him find and decorate the East 66th Street townhouse where Johnson and the artist lived until the two split in 1976… ~curbed.com/

Jed Johnson and Archie by Andy Warhol
c.1975 / Polaroid prints / Private collection
Jed Johnson by Andy Warhol
1978-87 / Gelatin silver print / Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Jed Johnson by Andy Warhol
c.1978 / Acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen / The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

June 8~ Pride Month

Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire

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In Gertrude Stein’s prose poem, “Miss Furr and Miss Skeene”…
she celebrates the lives of two American expatriate artists living together in France at the beginning of the twentieth century. Stein identified the subjects of the work as Cincinnati artists <<<Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire>>> Mars and Squire met while attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati in the 1890s. This marked the beginning of a relationship that would last a lifetime. ~Cincinnati Art Museum

Street Scene, Provincetown by Ethel Mars
c.1919 / White-line color woodcut / Private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathers, Provincetown by Maud Hunt Squire
c.1914-1919 / Color woodcut on ivory Japanese paper / Art Institute of Chicago, IL