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Julie Heffernan

Self Portrait as Luminous Body, 2004

Oil on canvas
51 × 67 in
129.5 × 170.2 cm
$80,000
location
Los Angeles, Orange
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Mark Moore Fine Art
Los Angeles, Orange
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Akin to Magical Realism, Julie Heffernan's lush self-portraiture utilizes a myriad of art …

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Akin to Magical Realism, Julie Heffernan's lush self-portraiture utilizes a myriad of art historical references to present a sensual interior narrative, a self-allegory whose half- hidden political agenda is the literal background of the paintings. The dark, Grimm fairy tale-like undercurrent transforms her …

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Julie Heffernan
American, b. 1956
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Julie Heffernan’s oil-on-canvas compositions recall Pieter Brueghel and Hieronymous Bosch in their intricate detail and allegorical overtone. Richly pigmented and realistically rendered, her imagery is fantastical—cratered meteors, tiny decapitated heads, vine-tangled trees, creatures with glittering white teeth—combining to create bizarre worlds that look like illustrations of an imaginary cosmology. A professor of fine arts at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Heffernan has paintings in museums across the country and has exhibited everywhere from Tokyo to Paris to Kalamazoo.

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Mark Moore Fine Art
Los Angeles, Orange
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Akin to Magical Realism, Julie Heffernan's lush self-portraiture utilizes a myriad of art …

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Akin to Magical Realism, Julie Heffernan's lush self-portraiture utilizes a myriad of art historical references to present a sensual interior narrative, a self-allegory whose half- hidden political agenda is the literal background of the paintings. The dark, Grimm fairy tale-like undercurrent transforms her …

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Julie Heffernan
American, b. 1956
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Julie Heffernan’s oil-on-canvas compositions recall Pieter Brueghel and Hieronymous Bosch in their intricate detail and allegorical overtone. Richly pigmented and realistically rendered, her imagery is fantastical—cratered meteors, tiny decapitated heads, vine-tangled trees, creatures with glittering white teeth—combining to create bizarre worlds that look like illustrations of an imaginary cosmology. A professor of fine arts at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Heffernan has paintings in museums across the country and has exhibited everywhere from Tokyo to Paris to Kalamazoo.

Julie Heffernan

Self Portrait as Luminous Body, 2004

Oil on canvas
51 × 67 in
129.5 × 170.2 cm
$80,000
location
Los Angeles, Orange
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