Best known for his large-scale, realist nudes, Philip Pearlstein (b. 1924) created this double portrait of feminist, curator, critic and art historian Linda Nochlin and her second husband, Richard Pommer in 1968 in honor of the couple’s wedding. Here, Pearlstein challenges the conventional image of marriage by placing Nochlin in the foreground, rather than next to her husband, whose groundbreaking scholarship reshaped the discipline. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Portrait of Linda Nochlin and Richard Pommer By Philip Pearlstein
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Baseera Khan’s Psychedelic Prayer Rugs Project
While the current big ticket item at the Brooklyn Museum has to be the Christian Dior retrospective, which opened in September, there’s another must-see exhibit tucked way on the museum’s 4th floor: Baseera Khan’s wildly engaging I Am an Archive. On view here are rich and multilayered sculptures, installations, collages, drawings, photographs, an original music soundtrack, and a video. Khan’s cross-media practice investigates othering, surveillance, cultural exploitation, anti-blackness, and xenophobia within our public and private spaces — and proposes avenues for protection and liberation. Her work is extremely timely and a real eye-opener.
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