Karen Kilimnik, ‘Is He Gay?’, 1988, Heritage Auctions
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Karen Kilimnik

Is He Gay?, 1988

Crayon and pastel on paper
34 × 23 in
86.4 × 58.4 cm
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Condition Report: Framed and matted with corners, framed dimensions: 38.5in x 27.5in x 0in

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed on verso: Karen Kilimnik
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Karen Kilimnik
American, b. 1957
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Orchestrating a correspondence between the Romantic tradition and consumer culture, Kilimnik creates wildly imaginative paintings, drawings, assemblage sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos with an uncanny, nostalgic sense of beauty. First noted for her installations of pop cultural detritus (as part of the "scatter art" movement of the 1990s) that recalled the work of feminist artists like Joan Jonas and Barbara Bloom, Kilimnik now includes her own paintings and drawings in her site-specific projects. For a 2007 exhibition, Kilimnik created a room within the larger gallery that mimicked the interior of a 19th-century bordello, her ornately framed paintings hanging salon-style on garish red brocade-covered walls (Red Room, 2007). The easel-sized paintings combined art-historical tradition, fashion imagery, and an awkward, personal intimacy.

Karen Kilimnik, ‘Is He Gay?’, 1988, Heritage Auctions
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About the work
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Condition Report: Framed and matted with corners, framed dimensions: 38.5in x 27.5in x 0in

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed on verso: Karen Kilimnik
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Karen Kilimnik
American, b. 1957
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Orchestrating a correspondence between the Romantic tradition and consumer culture, Kilimnik creates wildly imaginative paintings, drawings, assemblage sculptures, installations, photographs, and videos with an uncanny, nostalgic sense of beauty. First noted for her installations of pop cultural detritus (as part of the "scatter art" movement of the 1990s) that recalled the work of feminist artists like Joan Jonas and Barbara Bloom, Kilimnik now includes her own paintings and drawings in her site-specific projects. For a 2007 exhibition, Kilimnik created a room within the larger gallery that mimicked the interior of a 19th-century bordello, her ornately framed paintings hanging salon-style on garish red brocade-covered walls (Red Room, 2007). The easel-sized paintings combined art-historical tradition, fashion imagery, and an awkward, personal intimacy.

Karen Kilimnik

Is He Gay?, 1988

Crayon and pastel on paper
34 × 23 in
86.4 × 58.4 cm
Bidding closed
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