Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini

Leonor Fini’s “Self-Portrait with Red Turban” (1938), left, and the undated “Bust of a Woman.” Credit 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Weinstein Gallery, San Francisco.

“She always felt that identity was just a mask,” Ms. Rivera said. “So the masks that she chose to wear were more true than her biological face.”

(Daniel McDermon, “Sex, Surrealism and de Sade: The Forgotten Female Artist Lenor Fini,” NYTimes, 11-6-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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One Response to Leonor Fini

  1. Eric Wayne says:

    What? I thought by the painting she was a contemporary artist. Had to look her up. Collectors dropped the ball on this one. Probably could have picked up most of her work for the price of a single minor work by Warhol or Koons. She’s obviously ahead of her time in more ways than one. Her paintings surprised me in terms of quality and content, and that they’d been generally overlooked, even by feminists.

    I’ll have to do more research when I have time. I’m intrigued.

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