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
Philip Perlstein (b. 1924), an artist renowned for his decades -long practice of painting the nude – male and female, solo or in company – has rarely depicted the landscape of the city he calls home. In Entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel, Night-Time (1992), he captures the nighttime vista from the window of his New York studio in the West 30s, near the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel. In his typically inventive way, the artist calls attention to the construction of his composition – the red mullian of his window reminds us that we are looking through a deliberately framed view — just as the Mickey Mouse figurine at bottom right is a humorous reminder of the props of an artist’s practice.
Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
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