Deborah Kass
Nobody Puts Baby In THE Corner

Nobody Puts Baby in The Corner, 2018, hand-knotted New Zealand Wool, 150 knots per inch, 72" x 72", edition 24 + 2APs - This rug is available in custom sizes

 Nobody Puts Baby in The Corner, 2018, hand-knotted New Zealand Wool, 150 knots per inch, 72" x 72", edition 24 + 2APs

Nobody Puts Baby in The Corner, 2018, hand-knotted New Zealand Wool, 150 knots per inch, 72" x 72", edition 24 + 2APs

BravinLee Edition is very pleased to present Deborah Kass's new rug edition Nobody Puts Baby in The Corner.  

Deborah Kass examines the intersection of art history, popular culture, and the construction of self.  Examining issues of powers and identity her work speaks to issues of broad humanist importance.  Her work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum NY, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Cincinnati Museum, The New Orleans Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Fogg/Harvard Museum, as well as other museums and private collections.

This rug is available in custom sizes

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Kass’s work has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennale, and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne. The Andy Warhol Museum presented "Deborah Kass, Before and Happily Ever After, Mid- Career Retrospective” in 2012, accompanied by a catalogue published by Rizzoli, with essays by Irving Sandler, Griselda Pollack, John Waters and others.

Her monumental sculpture OY/YO installed in Brooklyn Bridge Park became an instant icon. It is now at home in front of the Brooklyn Museum.

In 2014, Kass was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame. She was honored with the Passionate Arstist Award by the Neuberger Museum in 2016 and was the Cultural Honoree at the Jewish Museum in 2017. In 2018 Kass was inducted into the National Academy. She is a member of the Board of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

 

From TheNew York Times Article, Riffing on Forefather and Mothers, written by Hilarie M. Sheets:

Over the last decade (Kass') voice has seemed to shout from works in her ongoing series “Feel Good Paintings for Feel Bad Times.” She plucks phrases meaningful to her from the collective memory banks — of musicals, Yiddish, movies — and renders them in the style of recognized male artists she both admires and tries to one-up. In 2007 she used Kenneth Noland’s target motif to frame the words “Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner,” a line from the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing” that precedes the star turn by the Jewish girl.  Read the full article here.

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