Deborah Kass, ‘Day After Day’, 2010, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Kavi Gupta
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Deborah Kass

Day After Day, 2010

Acrylic on canvas
70 × 259 × 2 in
177.8 × 657.9 × 5.1 cm
.
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Chicago
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Kavi Gupta
Chicago

The seven-panel Day After Day (2010) was made during the Obama administration, when oil from a …

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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, ‘Day After Day’, 2010, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Kavi Gupta
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Kavi Gupta
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The seven-panel Day After Day (2010) was made during the Obama administration, when oil from a damaged BP rig was gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, day after day. The lyric is from Stephen Sondheim’s “Not a Day Goes By,” from the musical Merrily We Roll Along. In this moment, it seems also to speak to inescapable …

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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

Day After Day, 2010

Acrylic on canvas
70 × 259 × 2 in
177.8 × 657.9 × 5.1 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Chicago
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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