Audrey Flack

Audrey Flack ( born 1931 in New York) is an American painter and sculptor of photorealism. It applies, with Vija Celmins, as the most important female member of this movement and as one of the most important living visual artists of their country.

Flack got her artistic training in her hometown (1948-1953) and joined very early on the photo-realistic movement that arose in response to the increasingly hermetic expectant Abstract art of Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko. Flack's paintings are characterized by their attention to detail and their color richness which is often held in stresses "feminine " colors ( pink, light blue ... ), which in turn have ' influenced ' deliberately kitschy art Jeff Koons. This penchant for decorative stands, however, at the end of a development that also still included the satirical element in the 70s. One of her most famous works is " Marilyn (Vanitas )" from 1977. Audrey Flack works are, inter alia, in collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art

Bibiliographie (selection)

  • Audrey Flack on Painting, Harry N. Abrams, 1981
  • Art and Soul, Plume, 1986
  • Daily Muse, Harry N. Abrams, 1989
  • Breaking the Rules: Audrey Flack, a Retrospective, 1950-1990, Harry N. Abrams, 1992
  • Audrey Flack: Sketchbook, 1985-1989, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1992