Paintings: 1963-1973

Kim Levin

Jun 11 – Jul 09, 2016

Kim Levin

WINGWALKER II, 1973

Description


This exhibition comprises an overview of Levin’s body of work during her ten years as a painter. She painted in series, choosing popular political leaders of their day and historical images that were ubiquitous in the culture. Among them: a series on John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a series of historic conferences among FDR, Churchill, DE Gaulle, and Stalin, a series of North African horsemen of the Sahara; wing walkers performing aerial stunts, football players in motion; and the Beatles. What unites them is an unstated theme of power. A series of small canvases (1969-70), titled, “Action Paintings,” depict couples transformed from pornographic photo postcards of the 1920s into erotic studies of the human form.

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Kim Levin

Small Sahara IV--Mercury I, 1967

Kim Levin

Small Sahara IV--Mercury I, 1967

Kim Levin

Sahara VIII (Uranus), 1967

Kim Levin

Camel Corps, 1970

Kim Levin

Action Painting VII, 1970

Kim Levin

Casablanca, 1964

Kim Levin

Gloster Gladiator, 1973

Kim Levin

Camelot, 1963-64

Kim Levin

Caisson, 1963-64

Kim Levin

Victura, 1964

Kim Levin

Untitled, 1963

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