Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bird on Money

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Jean-Michel Basquiat (Dec. 22, 1960 – Aug. 12, 1988) is well known for his neo-expressionist, graffiti-like paintings. Born in Brooklyn, NY, his mother was of Puerto Rican descent and his…

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Hank Willis Thomas
Hank Willis Thomas in front of his installation "14,719" (photo by Ben Cort, Observer)

Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas in front of his installation "14,719" (photo by Ben Cort, Observer) I was blown away by the recent Hank Willis Thomas exhibit at the Portland Art Museum.…

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Anna Mendieta

Ana Mendieta (1948-1985) was a Cuban-American body and performance artist. She also painted, sculpted and created video art. Her work often explored the themes of feminism, life, death, violence, identity and…

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Emily Carr
A Rushing Sea of Undergrowth, 1932-35

Emily Carr

Born in 1871, Canadian artist, Emily Carr, is known for her sweeping stylized pine tree paintings and landscapes that really evoke the power and spirit of the forests of Southwest…

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Jasper Johns

I find inspiration from artists such as Jasper Johns. Johns is an an American pop artist who is well know for his iconic paintings of American flags. His early works were…

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