Although Ligon is famous for his text-oriented explorations of African American history, much of his recent art is like a tabloid TV show, exposing a secret world of interracial gay sex. Ligon's work, which spans several mediums, calls out the difficulties of growing up black and gay in middle-class
He twists common colloquial forms -- like signs, stuffed animals and felt banners -- and infuses them with the dark psychologies and hidden undercurrents (sexual, metaphysical, and otherwise) of middle-class American culture, assaulting everything that society holds dear. From his first rambling perf
While critics debate whether or not Lucian Freud inherited the psychoanalytical acuity of grandfather Sigmund, a cursory study of his nudes confirms he most certainly inherited the propensity to invite pretty girls to lay down in front of him.
The German-born Freud emigrated to England and attend
There have been no limits to the media in which Louise Bourgeois has worked out her personal stories. One of the most imaginative creators on the contemporary scene, she incorporated feminist and psychological concepts into art before they became part of the popular culture. Her hard-to-classify scul