Betty Tompkins

Betty Tompkins Portfolio

Four color silkscreen on coventry rag
Edition of 30
12 x 14 in
This portfolio is a set of four prints: 'Lesbian (Print)', 'Beauty (Print)', 'Titties (Print)', and 'Aching to Touch Her (Print)'.


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About Artwork

This portfolio is based on paintings included in the artist’s exhibition WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories from January – May 2016 at the FLAG Foundation, New York.

The exhibition marks the first comprehensive presentation of 1,000 intimately-scaled, hand-painted works, each of which features a word or words used to describe women. Ranging from flirtatious to derogatory – with the four most used words being Mother, Slut, Bitch, Cunt – WOMEN Words emanates from Tompkins’s career-long commitment to challenge the representation of female identity, the politics of pleasure, and the role of sexuality in contemporary culture.

– Maureen Sullivan

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