Marie Cosindas, ‘Sailors, Key West’, 1966, Bruce Silverstein Gallery

About Marie Cosindas

Marie Cosindas initially gained recognition during the 1960s. Her artwork proved to be instrumental in the recognition of color photography as an acceptable artistic medium in an era where color was often relegated to commercial and amateur ventures. Both an historical exception and a product of her times, Cosindas’s warm, intimate portraits and nostalgic arrangements separated her from the prevailing trends of Pop Art’s irony and Minimalism’s rigor that pervaded in the art world. The artist filled her tiny dye-transfer compositions with found or borrowed objects—such as flowers, figurines, and perfume bottles—that came to define her signature style of excess delightfully bordering on kitsch.

— Submitted by Bruce Silverstein Gallery

American, b. 1925, Boston, Massachusetts