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Celebrating Georgia O’Keeffe’s Legacy on Her Birthday

Happy birthday to the incomparable Georgia O’Keeffe! Today we honor one of the most significant and trailblazing artists to have ever laid hands on a canvas. 

Georgia O’Keeffe, born on November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie (WI), is a painter whose groundbreaking work in modernism and unique approach to capturing the essence of the American landscape have left an indelible mark on the world of modern art.read more.

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Georgia O’Keeffe and the Shapes in Her Mind

It would be a safe bet to say that most of the line snaking outside of MoMA thinks of Georgia O’Keeffe as a synonym for pastel flowers. Going into this summer’s new exhibition of her work, among the other uninitiated, a friend and I were able to wax poetic about dainty blooms, beautiful colors, and vibrant oil paintings that grace the covers of twelve month calendars.read more.

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Celebrating Cultural Icon Frida Kahlo on Her Birthday

Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo! On this day in 1907, the celebrated painter and cultural icon, known for her portraits which explored themes of gender, colonialism, and Mexican identity at large, was born in Coyoacán, Mexico.

During the height of the pandemic, FF2 collaborator Dayna Hagewood attended a Smithsonian Associates Streaming Series lecture taught by Nancy G.read more.

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MacArthur Genius Nicole Fleetwood & the Art of Curation

On this day in 2020, Nicole Fleetwood published her novel Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. The book, which represents a decade of Nicole’s work, was met with instant praise from both readers and critics, winning the 2020 National Book Critics Award in Criticism, as well as the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award in art history and the Frank Jewett Mather Award in art criticism.read more.

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Niki de Saint Phalle Protests the Patriarchy

Happy birthday, Niki de Saint Phalle! Today we’re celebrating this French-American artist. 

Niki de Saint Phalle is a sculptor, painter, filmmaker and illustrator. She is best known for her sculptures, which combine whimsical and colorful appearances with serious subject matter. In the words of FF2 contributor Jessica Bond, “The whimsical nature of Saint Phalle’s work added an essential component to her art.read more.

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Guerrilla Girls Make Good Trouble in ‘The Art of Behaving Badly’

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Their new book, Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly (published in 2020), covers their pushback by showcasing their "artivism."
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