gallery White House Art
The art world is buzzing that the president wants contemporary art in the private residence of The White House. Former museum director David A. Ross on what could (and should) be hanging at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. See our gallery:
Copyright, Kiki Smith; Courtesy, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London Kiki Smith Kiki Smith, an artist with an enormous imagination, makes drawings, prints, but most importantly, sculpture that has set a tone for her generation.
‘Night Birds on Black
Ink on Nepal paper Courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY Betye Saar Betye Saar, a pioneering African-American artist, produces images resonant with the nuances of black history.
Betye Saar (b.1926)
mixed media collage on handkerchief
10" x 10", signed Courtesy of the artist and The Project, New York; Photo: Tim Thayer Julie Mehretu Julie Mehretu, a painter working with the complex imagery of our media-saturated culture, transforms the into swirling, layered abstract forms.
2007 Courtesy of Cindy Sherman and Metro Pictures Cindy Sherman Cindy Sherman is the master of narrative self-portraiture, producing large-scale photographs that demonstrate the mutability of identity.
Untitled (#199), 1989
24 15/16 x 18 inches Copyright Amy Cutler, Courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York Amy Cutler Amy Cutler’s gouaches employ a child-like sense of the surreal to poke at stereotypical roles, revealing a serious sensibility.
Four Snowmen, 2002
Gouache on paper
22 x 30 inches Vija Celmins, Courtesy of McKee Gallery Vija Celmins Vija Celmins's work questions the nature of abstraction, by producing scrupulously detailed drawings annd paintings based on photographs of the sea or the desert sands.
Vija Celmins (1938)
Night Sky #19, 2004
oil on linen mounted on board Laura Owens, Courtesy of Crown Point Press Laura Owens Laura Owens, Untitled (LO 272), 2004
Color spit bite aquatint with soft ground etching
39-1/2 x 44-1/2”, edition 40
Published by Crown Point Press Lorna Simpson Lorna Simpson creates photo-based works that focus on African-American life, while exploring broader issues of woman's role in contemporary society.
gelatin silver print, vinyl lettering
photograph 45 x 77 inches (framed)
55 x 77 inches overall