saturday 02 august 2003

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Andrea Higgins: 'Aaron Copland' (detail); 2001; oil on canvas, 52 x 52 inchDaan van Golden schilderde ruiten die doen denken aan zakdoeken en keukengordijnen, Marcel van Eeden's strepen zijn details van jurken vr 1965 en Andrea Higgins schildert de kleding van Amerikaanse presidentsvrouwen:

"Currently, I am working on a series of paintings based on the wardrobes of the wives of American Presidents. A first lady's style (or lack thereof) attracts public attention and debate. Her clothes and the colors she wears represent the social climate and political priorities of the administration of which she is a part. My painting "Laura" references a purple suit worn by Laura Bush as she was welcomed into the White House by outgoing first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (wearing her signature black suit)."

> Barbara en Nancy in de serie The Presidents' Wives en andere ruitjes van de Amerikaanse kunstenaar Andrea Higgins, die dit voorjaar een aanmoedigingsprijs kreeg van het San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.



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