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Elizabeth Peyton

Oscar and Bosie, 1998

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Two-color lithograph on hand-tinted
Somerset Satin, lightly finished with
pearlescent dust, ca. 22 3/8 x 24 3/4”
(58,4 x 62,1 cm), printed by Maurice
Sanchez and James Miller,
Derrière l’Etoile Studio, New York,
Ed. 60/XX, signed and numbered

...druggy, lush and androgynous, yet somehow removed from human touch.


“These are all people who I have made part of my daily life. I read about them or listen to their music for pleasure. I look for books about them, but I’m not even thinking about work at this point. Then I see a particular image of them and I really want to make pictures of them. And then I do it. It’s very seamless. Life and work are not so separated. You know that excitement when you’re walking down the street and you see someone who attracts you? Suddenly, just for a second, all possibilities are open.” Elizabeth Peyton, interview with Linda Pilgrim Parkett No. 53, 1998