Vienna

Elke Silvia Krystufek, NOT MY JUSTICE, 2019, acrylic and ink on canvas, 55 1⁄8 × 70 7⁄8".

Elke Silvia Krystufek, NOT MY JUSTICE, 2019, acrylic and ink on canvas, 55 1⁄8 × 70 7⁄8".

Elke Silvia Krystufek

Croy Nielsen

Elke Krystufek is back! Though from now on, she’s Elke Silvia Krystufek. For many years, she was the Austrian art scene’s most dependable bad girl. That art and life are inextricably intertwined was her credo, so she took us along as she tore through her private life. She expertly toyed with our voyeurism in her spectacular and scandalous early performances and shocked her audiences with trashy videos and risqué selfies. And she painted irresistibly alluring portraits that put us on notice that women are the better painters after all. A combative debater on female self-representation, porn, narcissism, Andy Warhol, and other topics, she liked to express her views in handwritten notes that sprawled across her canvases and appeared on theater stages and in artist’s books; one, from 2017, bore the throwaway title My Bestseller, Part I.

Recently, however, hearing so little from an artist who

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