Kiki Smith

Untitled, 1990, Lithograph. Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York
Gift of Emily Fisher Landau, © 2015 Kiki Smith

In this radical lithograph, her first, Smith used imprints and photocopies of her own hair, face, and neck, along with a „Cher“ wig, to create a wild, dynamic linear web. This print was one of the first in which she used her own body as part of the printmaking process. It signaled the uniquely inventive and sculptural approach that would characterize much of Smith’s work at ULAE.

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Mary Ann Wakeley

»Painting is a medium that satisfies a need to express my connection with Life. Like any activity that touches the Soul in a meaningful way – whether it is music, writing, dance, cooking, gardening; anything one can participate in simply for the joy of it – it allows me to melt into the energy felt in and around me and bring it forward as harmoniously as possible. I am grateful to Life for continuously pouring It’s colors through me.«

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WOLS

German painter, draughtsman, photographer and illustrator. In 1919, when his father was appointed head of the Saxon State Chancellery, the family moved from Berlin to Dresden. The following year Wols started taking violin lessons, showing a precocious musical talent. Having finished his studies at a grammar school in Dresden in 1931 he was too young to take the Abitur examination and so decided to abandon it. Fritz Busch, the conductor of the Dresden Opera, then offered to get him a post as a first violinist with an orchestra. Instead he worked for a few months in the studio of the photographer Gena Jonas in Dresden while also spending time as a garage mechanic. …

Philip Cooper, From Grove Art Online, © 2009 Oxford University Press
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Gordon Harrison Hull

At only 37 years old, Gordon Harrison Hull is an established name within the fashion, art, and advertising industries. While a junior at NYU, studying »post-modern millennium theories of creativity«, he founded the boutique and creative studio Surface to Air, and although he parted ways with the company in 2011, he now acts as the Creative Director for a large American fashion label and continues to pursue his own freelance projects. Hull is also an artist in his own right, with works currently on view in his first-ever solo gallery show, »Department of the Interior«, at Bryce Wolkowitz in Chelsea.

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Louise Bourgeois

»I have been to hell and back. And let me tell you, it was wonderful.«

Louise Bourgeois, 1996

photo by Robert Mapplethorpe, printed 1991
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»Eine zierliche alte Dame im zotteligen Fellmantel, das schmale Gesicht von feinen Falten durchzogen, auf den Lippen ein maliziöses Lächeln – das ist die damals 70-jährige Louise Bourgeois auf dem berühmten Porträtfoto, das Robert Mapplethorpe 1982 von ihr anfertigte. Der Skandal: Unter dem Arm trägt die alte Dame einen ca. 60 Zentimeter großen Riesenphallus mit prallen Hoden und einer etwas schrumpeligen Spitze. Fillette (Kleines Mädchen) nannte die Bildhauerin diese 1968 entstandene Arbeit und hängte sie hoch über den Köpfen der AusstellungsbesucherInnen auf. Fillette ist typisch für eine der zentralen Tendenzen in Louise Bourgeois’ Werk: ihre provokante, aber auch witzige Auseinandersetzung mit dem Sexuellen. »Meine Dämonen sind in meinen Arbeiten«, sagte Louise Bourgeois und bezeichnete ihre Kindheit voller Ängste, Bedrohungen und Verletzungen als Quelle all ihrer schöpferischen Impulse.«

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I Had a Flashback of Something that Never Existed, no. 28 of 34, from the fabric illustrated book, Ode à l’oubli. 2002. Lithograph, page: 11 3/4 x 13” (29.8 x 33 cm). © 2013 Louise Bourgeois Trust
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