February 22, 2008

Gertrude Stein, Marlon Riggs, Billie Jean King, Ut


Kirsten McCrea said...

Gertrude Stein - (1874-1946) influential writer, referred to by some as a catalyst for modern art and literature. Wrote ‘The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas’.

Marlon Riggs - (1957-1994) poet, educator, filmmaker and outspoken gay rights activist.

Billie Jean King - (1943- ) generally considered to be one of the greatest female tennis players and female athletes in history. She is an advocate against sexism in sports and society, best remembered for her 1973 victory against leading male tennis player Bobby Riggs, dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes”.

Ut - 1980s No Wave rock band.

Andrea said...

What a fantastic project. If you're interested in learning more about Ut, I interviewed them in 2006, here.

Anonymous said...

In honor of Marlon Riggs' birthday on February 3, I am linking your painting of him on the Literary Birthdays calendar at http://LitBirthdays.com. Beautiful work. I'll also tweet your website on Feb. 3rd.

Lori said...

It's so funny that I came across your webpage, because I had this very LeTigre song in my head and decided to google some of the people I wasn't familiar with and voila! it got me here! Good job - beautiful paintings!