Subject Matter Art

12.01.2016

Subject Matter reads: Female artists now in their 70s, 80s and 90s that we should have known about decades ago

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Agnes Denes , Wheatfield – A Confrontation: Battery Park Landfill, Downtown Manhattan

 

Can you recognise those moments when, for the first time, you identify with an icon? When a central figure in art history is truly central? When there is actually a reason to call someone a game-changer?

 

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Carmen Herrera

 

The very good reason why artists such as Carmen Herrera, Faith Ringgold or Agnes Denes feature in art history books – and will continue to do in the future – is because these women paved the way for a freer form of artistic expression, one which speaks in many voices.

 

This article from The New York Times celebrates these incredible women who inspire us every day.

 

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Rosalyn Drexler

 

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Rosalyn Drexler, “Night Visitors” (1988), oil on canvas

 

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Joan Semmel and one of her most recent works “Embrace”, 2016, oil on canvas

 

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Faith Ringgold

 

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Faith Ringgold, ‘Mama Can Sing Papa Can Blow, 2003

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