Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bea Arthur / John Currin

For some reason I was thinking about Bea Arthur this morning as I was driving to work. And thinking about Bea Arthur made me remember this hilarious portrait John Currin (American, b. 1962 - ) painted of her:  

John Currin, Bea Arthur Naked, 1991

I'm not sure if I would want John Currin to paint a portrait of ME, but I like his work. Here are some of his other portraits:

John Currin, Ms. Omni, 1993, oil on canvas, 48" x 38"

John Currin, Rachel and Butterflies, 1999, oil on canvas, 68" x 38"

John Currin, The Bra Shop, 1997, oil on canvas, 48" x 38"

John Currin, The Pink Tree, 1999, oil on canvas, 78" x 48"

John Currin, The Cripple, 1997, oil on canvas, 44" x 36"

If you need more of John Currin's works in your life, I'd recommend getting this book John Currin or this one John Currin.


Char said...

excellent work but he doesn't seem to like women much does he? LOL but they are funny

creative kerfuffle said...

interesting work. i love seeing what kind of art/books/etc. other people like. i don't think i'd like these hanging in my house, and if he painted me i'd totally want my boobs uplifted more. ha

Chris said...

Why would you paint Bea Arthur? And naked, no less? She has always disturbed me a little.

He seems to like the more generously endowed of our gender, eh?

hmstrjam said...

John Currin's a trip! Have you seen his ink drawings? scary and yet so good!

Girl Japan said...

ahaha Bea Aruthur...... good finds.

dmonstergirl said...

that last one is perfection. i will never be able to look at another high fashion model pose the same. brilliant.

apriliniowa said...

These are, somehow, funny. Meanly funny though. I love Bea Arthur though. She was a keeper. Hope you enjoyed the weekend. :)