Select Works by Deborah Kass
Deborah Kass (born 1952) is an American artist whose work explores the intersection of pop culture, art history, and the self. Deborah Kass works in mixed media, and is most recognized for her paintings, prints, photography, sculptures and neon lighting installations. The artist mimics and reworks signature styles of iconic male artists of the 20th century including Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Ed Ruscha. Kass’s technique of appropriation is a critical commentary on the intersection of social power relations, personal identity, and the historically dominant position of male artists in the art world.
An excerpt from “Co-Conspirators: Artist and Collector”
By Sue Scott
Over the years, Jim and Joe have bought excellent examples from each of Kass’ series. They own particularly strong examples from her art history series as, How Do I Look? (1991), which references Picasso; Call of the Wild (for Pat Steir) (1989), which quotes from Steir and uses the abstract marks of Lee Krasner; and Short Stories (1989), a transitional work that led to the art history painting series. “Jim and Joe own some of my best work,” Kass says, “and I feel it’s safe with them, in every way.”
Please visit Deborah Kass’s website for more information: deborahkass.com