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Guest curated on-line print exhibition: The Portrait in Contemporary Art: 1980 to Present

Guest curator Julia Lisi from Michael Lisi/Contemporary Art has chosen the theme “The Portrait in Contemporary Art: 1980 to Present.”

“In it we chose to incorporate a variety of styles by a distinct group of  artists.  Each piece is very different from the next, but each clearly falls under the intended theme.  If from the beginning of time, portraiture has been central to art, what then have we come to expect of it?  Where once portraiture was primarily an artist’s rendering of royalty or the religious, contemporary portraiture is now presented as both commonplace and bizarre, sometimes abstracted or satirized.  Such is the case with the artwork presented here.  With images in black and white as well as in rich color, some of the portraits displayed are those of frequently represented cultural icons.  Those not easily recognizable are of figures who are more personal to the artist, or whom the artist wished to caricature in one way or another.  This exhibition displays the familiar and the unusual, each however, very distinctly the personification of contemporary portraiture.”

Prints chosen by Julia:

Alex Katz | Kym | Graphicstudio (IFPDA)
Shepard Fairey | Mohammed Ali | Dominic Guerrini
Julian Opie | Ruth with cigarette 4 | Galerie Fluegel-Roncak
Mr Brainwash | Marylin Monroe Spock | Lieberman Gallery
Red Grooms | Giacometti | Michael Lisi / Contemporary Art
Red Grooms | Giacometti | Michael Lisi / Contemporary Art
Tom Wesselmann | Lulu | Denis Bloch Fine Art
Tom Wesselmann | Lulu | Denis Bloch Fine Art
Andy Warhol | Goethe II.273 | Hafenrichter Gallery
David Hockney | Celia with Green Hat | Leslie Sacks Fine Art (IFPDA)
Chuck Close | Phil/Fingerprint | Barbara Krakow Gallery (IFPDA)
Chuck Close | Phil/Fingerprint | Barbara Krakow Gallery (IFPDA)
Banksy | Monkey Queen | NewArt-OnLine Gallery
Banksy | Monkey Queen | NewArt-OnLine Gallery
Russell Young | James Dean | Taglialatella Galleries
Feng Zhengjie | Chinese Portrait No. 53 | Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Feng Zhengjie | Chinese Portrait No. 53 | Kenneth A. Friedman & Co.
Mimmo Rotella | A Tribute to Marilyn | RedHouse Originals
Shirin Neshat | I am It’s Secret (from The Women of Allah Series) | Joseph K. Levene Fine Art