Lucy in the Sky

Estimate: $1,750.
Norma Markley’s works feature references to pop cultural icons, pornography, and urban life, as well as the writing of Vladimir Nabokov, Charles Bukowski, and Georges Bataille—all with a wry sense of humor. She has described her practice as “recombining various apple pie images of Americana, using felicitously chosen media,” and “thoughtful symbols of throwaway culture.”

About Norma Markley

Though Norma Markley works in a variety of mediums—including photography, embroidery, printmaking, collage, sculpture, and installation—she was trained in painting and considers it an integral part of her process. She has described her practice as “recombining various apple pie images of Americana, using felicitously chosen media,” and “thoughtful symbols of throwaway culture.” Her works feature references to pop cultural icons, pornography, urban life, and a wry sense of humor, as well as the writing of Vladimir Nabokov, Charles Bukowski, and Georges Bataille. Markley cites as her sources of inspiration Art Deco motels, ‘50s color schemes, and color chips from paint stores, among others.

American, b. 1956, based in Brooklyn, New York