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Gallery: Hollis Taggart

Art fair: Hamptons Virtual Art Fair

Artist: Audrey Flack

A selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper celebrating Audrey Flack's multifaceted career from her engagement with Abstract Expressionism to her recent post-pop Baroque painting.

A pioneer of Photorealist painting, Audrey Flack’s influential career has spanned a variety of art movements and media, including Abstract Expressionism, photorealism, and post-modern sculpture. Born in 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, Audrey Flack received degrees in art from the Cooper Union in 1951 and from Yale University in 1952. At the outset of her career in the early 1950s, she was a partici... more >>
A selection of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper celebrating Audrey Flack's multifaceted career from her engagement with Abstract Expressionism to her recent post-pop Baroque painting.

A pioneer of Photorealist painting, Audrey Flack’s influential career has spanned a variety of art movements and media, including Abstract Expressionism, photorealism, and post-modern sculpture. Born in 1931 in Brooklyn, New York, Audrey Flack received degrees in art from the Cooper Union in 1951 and from Yale University in 1952. At the outset of her career in the early 1950s, she was a participant in Abstract Expressionist circles including meetings at the 8th Street Club and gatherings at the Cedar Tavern. During these years, she created expressionist portraits as well as abstractions that combine cubist structure with rhythmic lines in brightly colored all-over compositions. After achieving acclaim in the late 1970s for her photorealist Vanitas still life paintings, Flack began to find the style too restricting and turned to the Old Masters for inspiration. Bringing together elements of Greco-Roman, Renaissance, and Baroque art with contemporary culture references, she formulated a post-pop Baroque style. Her sculptures and paintings from this mature period frequently feature powerful female figures.


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