Holly Suzanne Rader, ‘Tallulah Beehead’, 2015, DETOUR Gallery
Holly Suzanne Rader, ‘Tallulah Beehead’, 2015, DETOUR Gallery
Holly Suzanne Rader, ‘Tallulah Beehead’, 2015, DETOUR Gallery
Holly Suzanne Rader, ‘Tallulah Beehead’, 2015, DETOUR Gallery
Holly Suzanne Rader, ‘Tallulah Beehead’, 2015, DETOUR Gallery
Holly Suzanne Rader, ‘Tallulah Beehead’, 2015, DETOUR Gallery
Holly Suzanne Rader, ‘Tallulah Beehead’, 2015, DETOUR Gallery

Tallulah Bankhead has been redesigned to “Tallulah Beehead” her loyal hive swarms her adorned head. Either side of Bankhead's hair is crawling with small golden bumble bees and a garden of flowers that transition into scraps of paper that frame her withdrawn stare and drop all the way to the bottom of the panel. Swooping across her forehead is a golden headband made of hand glued beads.

Signature: Lower right corner

Image rights: Courtesy of Detour Gallery

2016, The Killer Queen, Detour Gallery, Red Bank, NJ

Detour Gallery

About Holly Suzanne Rader

Referring to her body of work as “graffiti glam,” Holly Suzanne Rader fuses vintage pin-up portraiture with expressive, graffiti-inspired gestures in vibrant, collaged paintings. Her colorful works recall Rosie-the-Riveter style propaganda posters and semi-erotic portraits of the women of Ziegfeld Follies. Rader’s coy subjects—adorned with neon paint swathes, appliqued crowns, and heroic slogans—engage tropes of femininity. They are at once coquettish and powerful, timeless and contemporary, commonplace and grandiose.

American, based in New Jersey

Solo Shows

2018
2017
Maison 10, 
New York, NY, United States,
Hollywood

Group Shows

2016
Detour Gallery, 
Red Bank, NJ, United States,
Culturedrone
2012
SCAD Museum of Art, 
Savannah, GA, United States,
Little Black Dress