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Modern Art Monday Presents: Three Studies for Portrait of Lucien Freud By Francis Bacon

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Three Studies for Portrait of Lucien Freud (1965) shows the artistic dialogue between artists Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud. While their visual styles differed, both were interested in the human figure and sat for each other on multiple occasions. Bacon painted Freud 14 times from 1964 to 1971, working from photographs rather than real life.
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Modern Art Monday Presents: Raqib Shaw,The Final Submission in Fire on Ice

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Raqib Shaw (b. 1974) uses the creative process to tell his personal story, raising questions around the construct of identity. The imagined setting of The Final Submission in Fire on Ice (2021), a self-portrait, combines elements of the artist’s London studio, and the landscape of his childhood home in Kashmir, India, from where he was uprooted as a teenager due to political unrest.
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Modern Art Monday Presents: Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott By David Hockney

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Henry Geldzahler (July 9, 1935August 16, 1994) was a Belgian-born American curator of contemporary art in the late 20th century, as well as a historian and critic of modern art. He is best known for his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as New York City Commissioner of Cultural Affairs under Mayor Ed Koch, and for his social role in the art world; having enjoyed close relationships with many contemporary artists.
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Psychedelic Portrait of David Bowie

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This surreal and psychedelic portrait of David Bowie, presented in a kind of mosaic/cubist style not unlike that of Eduardo Kobra, was painted by Vancouver-based, Manila- born artist Roy Geronimo. The portrait appropriates the now-iconic “Shh” pose taken from the famous 1995 shoot by photographer Gavin Evans in conjunction with the release of Bowie’s album, Outside.

Photographed in a Gallery on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Andy Warhol, Julia Warhola (with Self Portrait)

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For almost two decades, beginning in 1952, Julia Warhola managed her son Andy Warhol’s New York home, cooking and cleaning, making donations to churches, and contributing to his commercial work with her award-winning penmanship. By 1971, in poor health, Julia returned to  Pittsburgh, where she passed away the following year. Continue reading Modern Art Monday Presents: Andy Warhol, Julia Warhola (with Self Portrait)