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Deborah Kass

2 Red Barbras (Jewish Jackie Series)

Color screenprint on canvas
29 3/4 × 20 in
75.6 × 50.8 cm
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About the work
Provenance
F
Freeman's

Unframed

Note:
In 1992, Kass began work on "The Warhol Project", a multi-year exploration …

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Unframed

Note:
In 1992, Kass began work on "The Warhol Project", a multi-year exploration of and response to the work of Andy Warhol. "The Jewish Jackie" series was a specific response to Warhol's iconic portraits of Jackie Kennedy. Kass, however, was inspired by Barbra Streisand, a Jewish …

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Signed, dated 93, titled and dedicated 'for Robineau - with love for 18 more years' verso
Deborah Kass
American, b. 1952
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Walking the line between respectful homage and brazen appropriation, Deborah Kass mimics and reworks the signature styles of some of the 20th century’s most iconic male artists—including Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Ed Ruscha—in her bold, meticulous paintings. “They’re my daddies,” she has said, in witty acknowledgment of her indebtedness to her male antecedents. Kass’s alterations of their work in her own paintings are both bitingly funny formal interventions and keenly critical commentary on the historically dominant position of male artists. Feminism is central to her approach. As she explains: “It is about my desire to be part of what they’re a part of. […] I think the desire was ambition and greatness. For women of my age, it was still not very cool to be overtly ambitious.”

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About the work
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F
Freeman's

Unframed

Note:
In 1992, Kass began work on "The Warhol Project", a multi-year exploration …

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Unframed

Note:
In 1992, Kass began work on "The Warhol Project", a multi-year exploration of and response to the work of Andy Warhol. "The Jewish Jackie" series was a specific response to Warhol's iconic portraits of Jackie Kennedy. Kass, however, was inspired by Barbra Streisand, a Jewish …

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Signature
Signed, dated 93, titled and dedicated 'for Robineau - with love for 18 more years' verso
Deborah Kass
American, b. 1952
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Walking the line between respectful homage and brazen appropriation, Deborah Kass mimics and reworks the signature styles of some of the 20th century’s most iconic male artists—including Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Ed Ruscha—in her bold, meticulous paintings. “They’re my daddies,” she has said, in witty acknowledgment of her indebtedness to her male antecedents. Kass’s alterations of their work in her own paintings are both bitingly funny formal interventions and keenly critical commentary on the historically dominant position of male artists. Feminism is central to her approach. As she explains: “It is about my desire to be part of what they’re a part of. […] I think the desire was ambition and greatness. For women of my age, it was still not very cool to be overtly ambitious.”

Deborah Kass

2 Red Barbras (Jewish Jackie Series)

Color screenprint on canvas
29 3/4 × 20 in
75.6 × 50.8 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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