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

Women’s History Month in Visual Arts~ March 31

The Western Print by Inka Essenhigh

1999 / Silkscreen print, varnish / Image 27 7/8”x30 9/16” / Various collections, including MoMA, NYC

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See also: March 31~ Women’s History Month in visual arts
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/31/march-31-womens-history-month-in-visual-arts/

September 24, 1952~ First KFC franchise opens in Salt Lake City, Utah

Kentucky Fried Chicken by Richard Estes

2007 / Silkscreen with 110 colors on paper / 28 1/2”x20” / Various: Edition of 58 + 8 AP

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“Utah Is Home To The First KFC In The Country”~
https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/utah/first-kfc-in-the-country-ut/

Previous September 24 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 24

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/24~

Self Portraits~August 26

Self-Portrait  by  Andy Warhol

1967 / Oil and silkscreen ink on canvas /45”x67 1/2” / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Untitled #479 by Cindy Sherman

1975 / 23 hand-colored gelatin silver prints / 20 1/2”x33 1/2” / Collection of Dorothy & Peter Waldt

Pride Month~ June 19

Cy Twombly (1928-2011) Iconic large-scale marks scribbled and smeared on raw canvas or linen
http://www.galerie-karsten-greve.com/en/cy_twombly/biography

Untitled [Gaeta] / 2007 / Acrylic, wax crayon, lead pencil on wooden panel / 99 1/4”x217 3/8”

Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Artist, director and producer explored popular culture in his work
http://warholfoundation.org/legacy/biography.html

Flowers / 1964 / Offset lithograph / sheet: 22 13/16”x23 1/16″

February 11~ African-American visual artists

Richmond Barthé (1901-1989)
African-American sculptor with many notable public works
http://thejohnsoncollection.org/richmond-barthe/

Head of a Woman / date? / Bronze / 15”x9x8 1/2”

 

 

 

William H. Johnson (1901-1970)
African-American expressionist painter and printmaker
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/william-h-johnson-2486

Training for War / c.1941 / Screenprint and pochoir with hand additions / 11 7/16”x17 3/8″

Barbara Kruger: Born January 26, 1945

Kruger.jpgBarbara Kruger ~ By Christopher Bollen ~ Published 02/28/13

Kruger’s spectacular corpus, spanning four decades, is often described as political—and it is. But just as much it creates these moments of internal identity confusion in which we don’t know if we are acting as victim, oppressor, or witness. Usually, we are all of the above.

Kruger famously—and perhaps, at first, inadvertently—got her training as an artist the hard way: through a full-time job as a magazine designer at Condé Nast, starting out at Mademoiselle. And while some of those early layout techniques of bold graphics inform her work, a pulsating visual-linguistic triple-take keeps all of her pieces so alive that she’s become known for her own immediately identifiable, authoritative style—even if authority is what is being questioned in the authoritative typeface.

Source: Barbara Kruger – Page – Interview Magazine


http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/feminist/Barbara-Kruger.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/barbara-krugers-artwork-speaks-truth-to-power-137717540/?all