• Richard Texier


    Art, commerce, collectibles, silicon chips, and the bicentennial of the French Revolution: there could hardly be a better recipe for disaster than the makings of Richard Texier’s La petite suite des Droits de l’Homme (The little human rights suite, 1989). And yet, as Galileo once said, it moves. The piece is a limited edition of seven prints, issued by L’Avant-Musée to commemorate the French declaration of human rights of August 1789. The images themselves are derived from an equal number of monumental tapestries that Texier was commissioned to design earlier in the year. But this little version

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  • Cheryl Laemmle

    National Museum of Women in the Arts

    This exhibition of 17 large paintings by New York artist Cheryl Laemmle was a retrospective of her work from the ’80s. The exhibition had a cohesiveness about it that can be attributed to the artist’s simple, illusionistic style and her continued obsession with extremely personal autobiographical themes—childhood memories, family deaths, struggles for identity In the earliest works in the exhibition, Laemmle presents these themes through traditional classical symbols, such as a pomegranate (symbol of everlasting life) or a moth (symbol of reincarnation). Such symbols no longer have a common

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