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New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, "Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton"

“Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton”
October 8, 2008 – January 11, 2009

Painter Elizabeth Peyton captures her subjects in broad, graphic brushstrokes and vivid color. With an intimate eye on celebrity and popular culture, Peyton’s tiny portraits explore the faces of rock stars (Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, John Lydon of the Sex Pistols); fashion designers (Marc Jacobs); artists (David Hockney); and royalty (Queen Elizabeth II). "Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton" is the first American retrospective of her work.

“Elizabeth Peyton's body of work presents a chronicle of America at the end of the last century. A painter of modern life, Peyton's small, jewel-like portraits are also intensely empathetic…and even personal. Together, her works…reflect the cultural climate of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries” (New Museum of Contemporary Art).

Following its run at the New Museum, "Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton" travels to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London; and the Bonnefantenmuseum, in Maastricht , The Netherlands.

Founded in 1977, the New Museum of Contemporary Art recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with the completion of its first freestanding, dedicated building.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the lower east side of Manhattan, at Bowery and Prince. The museum is easily accessible by taxi or subway (#6 train from the east side; from the west side, #1 train – with a transfer at 42nd street).

New Museum of Contemporary Art
235 Bowery
Tel. 212.219.1222
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Image Credits:
From Artful Happenings Listings page:
David Hockney
Watercolor on paper
10 x 7 in
Collection Nancy Delman Portnoy
Courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Current page - top to bottom:
Democrats are More Beautiful
(after Jonathan Horowitz)
Oil on board
10 x 8 in
Collection Laura and Stafford Broumand

Jackie and John (Jackie fixing John’s hair)
Oil on board
14 x 11 in
Collection Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey R. Winter

Oil on board
10 x 8 in
Collection Glenn Fuhrman
Courtesy the FLAG Art Foundation

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