All of the works selected are by artists who have interested me for a long time; they tend to be artists who have been undervalued or underrepresented in the canon.
This small gem of a drawing by Chicago imagist Christina Ramberg includes the fetishistic motifs that make her work fascinating and increasingly sought after. The bound high heel provides a memorable image.
Peter Hujar, Self-Portrait, 1975, at Fraenkel Gallery
“Study for Marya” is a wonderful example of Graham’s reinterpreted classical portraits of women. His influence on artists such as Gorky and de Kooning is clearly felt here.