Karen Heagle
American, born 1967
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Summer of Love,
Freight + Volume
2014
Interior Dialogue,
Sargent's Daughters
2013
Karen Heagle: Battle Armor,
Churner and Churner

Karen Heagle’s works explore themes of sexuality and mass consumption through parodies of traditions in painting. Heagle was inspired in part by her research in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish genre and still life painting, particularly the moralizing thrust of memento mori and vanitas works. While her works feature …

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