Prints and drawings

Thomas Ruff Zeitungsphotos, 1991
Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff, along with Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, is one of the contemporary artists who have most significantly transformed the medium of photography. Meeting while students at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the three emerged in the late 1980s as artists who would influence a rising...

Dr. Lakra Sin título / Untitled (X8 Controla), 2005
Dr. Lakra

In his works on paper, tattoo artist Dr. Lakra transforms found prints, advertisements, and objects. His work is often tinged with gothic overtones, as he adds morbid symbols to the found imagery. Spiders and snakes, blood stains and skeletons, sneak onto the pages of his unsuspecting subjects...

Arturo Herrera Hasen, 2011
Arturo Herrera

Arturo Herrera works in sculpture, wall painting, collage, photography, and video. He is known for collage works that intertwine found images of Disney cartoon characters and abstract shapes. Through the fragmentation and recontextualization of familiar childhood images, Herrera evokes...

Shepard Fairey, OBEY Marilyn Warhol, 2000
Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey is one of the most prolific and influential street artists working today. Fairey first became known for creating a stencil of the face of wrestler André the Giant that he spray-painted and wheat-pasted on public surfaces in major cities internationally. He later parlayed...

Shepard Fairey "Peace Bomber," 2008
Shepard Fairey

2009.27

Marlene Dumas German Witch, 2000
Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas makes expressive figurative oil paintings and watercolor drawings that explore the multiple dimensions of love, beauty, the body, and sexuality. She finds inspiration for her paintings, which often feature women, from source material that includes fashion photography, newspaper...

Tara Donovan, Untitled (Rubber Bands), 2006
Tara Donovan

2007.2

Ambreen Butt Untitled, from the Bed of My Own Making series, 1999
Ambreen Butt

Ambreen Butt elaborates on traditional Persian miniature painting in works laced with both historical reference and contemporary resonance. Her intimately scaled imagery on overlaid sheets of stitched Mylar and paper presents open-ended narratives that are formally and conceptually layered. The...

Ambreen Butt Multiplicité, from the Cirque du Monde series
Ambreen Butt

Ambreen Butt combines aspects of Persian and Mogul miniature painting with contemporary imagery, techniques, and subjects. In her series Cirque du Monde, she continues to explore the metaphors of constraint that inform her earlier series Bed of My Own Making. The protagonist is...

Louise Bourgeois, Beautiful Night, 2004
Louise Bourgeois

Working in sculpture, drawing, and printmaking, Louise Bourgeois––one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists––has explored themes such as trauma, sexuality, and everyday life. Beautiful Night is a nine-color lithograph depicting a boldly colored...

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