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Deborah Kass, Feminist Warhol Appropriator, Getting Major Retrospective at Warhol Museum

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For eight years, from 1992 to 2000, Deborah Kass pursued “The Warhol Project,” a series of feminist appropriations of the Pop artist’s iconic self-portraits and images of celebrities like Elvis and Marilyn Monroe, in which she was often her own subject, while some pieces featured Barbara Streisand, Cindy Sherman, Linda Nochlin and others. It seems fitting, then, that Kass should be having a major retrospective at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum in the fall.

What will be included in the exhibition, which was announced without any additional details in last week’s Baer Faxt newsletter, remains unclear, though a visit to Kass’s page on Paul Kasmin Gallery’s Web site hints at the breadth of the show, and reveals its title, “Deborah Kass: Before and Happily Ever After, a Mid-Career Retrospective.” The exhibition will run from October 27 to January 6, 2013.

— Benjamin Sutton

(Image: Deborah Kass, “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” 1994, courtesy the artist.)

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