Deborah Kass, ‘Being Alive’, 2012, Dru Arstark Fine Art
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Deborah Kass

Being Alive, 2012

9-color silkscreen on 2-ply museum board
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 65
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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Dru Arstark Fine Art
New York

Pristine condition; in original packaging

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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, ‘Being Alive’, 2012, Dru Arstark Fine Art
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About the work
Dru Arstark Fine Art
New York

Pristine condition; in original packaging

Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, dated, numbered verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
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

Being Alive, 2012

9-color silkscreen on 2-ply museum board
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 65
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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