Hyperallergic: 10 Shows to See in Los Angeles in October

October 4, 2023

Matt Stromberg

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Taking its title from Willem de Kooning’s alleged dismissal of his wife Elaine de Kooning’s portrait practice, Pictures Girls Make aims to reframe portraiture as an egalitarian and accessible genre. Curated by Alison M. Gingeras, this robust survey examines who has historically made portraits and of whom, finding that, despite its traditional association with those in power, portraiture has allowed for a surprisingly democratic experience regardless of race, status, or gender. The artists include Benny Andrews, Joan Brown, Robert Colescott, Alice Neel, Fairfield Porter, Umar Rashid, and many more.

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