The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 27, 2015

Delaware Art Museum Presents Exposed: Revealing Sources in Contemporary Art
Untitled (Versace), 2001
Heather Bennett, Digital photograph mounted on wood panel, polymer resin, 60 x 48 x 2 1/4 inches. Delaware Art Museum, Gift of Robert LeBeau, 2007.

WILMINGTON, DE.- The Delaware Art Museum presents Exposed! — Revealing Sources in Contemporary Art, featuring paintings, prints, and photographs alongside images of the works they reference, on view August 15, 2009 – October 4, 2009. Since the 1960s a wide range of artists—including Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, and Ellen Gallagher—have made pictures that reference specific works of art and popular culture. Displaying these pieces alongside images of their sources, Exposed! explores artistic strategies of quotation and appropriation. The featured works present various relationships to their sources, from respectful homage to cultural critique. Artists who appropriate the work of others—especially when they do so with photographic fidelity—face harsh criticism and even lawsuits for copyright infringement.

Exposed! includes works of art by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Robert Colescott, Grace Hartigan, Ellen Gallagher, and Glenn Ligon, among others. Some pieces are from the Delaware Art Museum ’s collection, and some are on loan from private collections.

A central figure in the story of appropriation art, Richard Prince earned international fame for re-photographing Marlboro advertisements and fashion spreads. He continues to engage with popular imagery, as in his recent nurse paintings, based on the covers of pulp fiction novels. The exhibition features several photographs and paintings by Prince, dating from 1982 through 2006. Painter Grace Hartigan’s vision of Eleanor of Aquitaine (1983), Queen of France and later Queen of England, was inspired by Tom Tierney’s 1982 book of historical paper dolls. In the book and the painting, two versions of Eleanor are presented, one in her regalia and another holding a book, perhaps in reference to her role as a literary patron. New York artist Heather Bennett restages ads from fashion magazines, using herself and clothing and props purchased at thrift stores, in photographs like Untitled (Versace) from 2001.

Delaware Art Museum | Andy Warhol | Richard Prince | Ellen Gallagher | Roy Lichtenstein | Richard Prince | Jeff Koons | Robert Colescott | Grace Hartigan |

Today's News

August 15, 2009

Pivotal Works by Beckmann, Ernst, Munch, Picasso, Warhol and Others on Offer at Christie's

Exhibition Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Debut of Marcel Duchamp's Etant Donnes

Fifty-Nine Artists Take the Lead in Race for Twelve London 2012 Commissions

The First Lady of Performance Creates New Work for Tate Liverpool

National Gallery of Australia Sheds New Light on Iconic Australian Painter

V&A Museum to Hold Three Days of Ceramic-inspired Events for New Ceramic Galleries Opening

LACMA Appoints Britt Salvesen as New Department Head and Curator

Delaware Art Museum Presents Exposed: Revealing Sources in Contemporary Art

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's Annual Festival Exhibition Opens Today

The Collection of Legendary Film Producer Ismail Merchant to be Offered at Christie's in October

Smithsonian's Lemelson Center Hosts Inventor of the Video Game in Special National Inventors' Month Program

Mixteca Alta Ex Convents Restoration Continues

National Museum of the American Indian Celebrates Four Landmark Anniversaries

Big Shots: Andy Warhol, Celebrity Culture, and the 1980s Opens at the Spencer Museum of Art

Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Initiates Grants to CIMAM

Nancy Kolb & Billy Tsien To Receive Visionary Woman Award

Chelmsford Museum Acquires Waterside Landscape by Local Artist Edward Middleditch

The American Association of Museums Reaccredits the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- First solo exhibition by the American artist Mickalene Thomas in Belgium opens at Galerie Nathalie Obadia

2.- Israel accidentally finds ancient mosaic that served as pavement for a courtyard in a villa

3.- The address of Johannes Vermeer's the Little Street discovered by Rijksmuseum curator

4.- The nine lives of Russia's Hermitage cats that root out unwanted guests: Rodents

5.- Robbers make off with masterpieces by Rubens and Tintoretto from museum in Verona

6.- 17th century letters at Museum of Communication reveal refugees 'sense of loss'

7.- New museum dedicated to the artist Mu Xin opens in Zhejiang Province, China

8.- Who are the most prolific art collectors in the US today?

9.- Rubens House brings newly discovered study for a portrait by Van Dyck to Antwerp

10.- "The Nude in the XX and XXI century" curated by Jane Neal opens at Sotheby's S/2 London

Related Stories

Delaware Art Museum Presents Ultra-Realistic Sculptures by Milwaukee-Based Artist Marc Sijan

Delaware Art Museum Presents Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture

Delaware Art Museum Presents Fifty Works for the First State

Delaware Art Museum Announces New Trustees

Delaware Art Museum Presents British Prints, 1800- Present

Delaware Art Museum Presents on Assignment: American Illustration, 1850-1950

Delaware Art Museum Presents Photographs by Harold Edgerton

Delaware Art Museum Presents Women Collared for Work

"Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney" to Open at the Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Art Museum Presents Two Maxfield Parrish Exhibitions

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful