Thursday, April 30, 2009

Can You Spy Richard Lindner?

In Peter Selz's Art & Antiques article "A Painter of Modern Life" I learned that artist Richard Lindner's likeness appears on the famous Beatles album cover by Peter Blake portraying 70 famous faces including also: Marlon Brando, Lenny Bruce, Sigmund Freud, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mae West.

I must confess that I don't know where Lindner is in the crowd above, but his work is very recognizable. I remember seeing his brightly colored, highly stylized illustrations in magazines such as Horizon and Print in the 70's.

The George Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco is holding an exhibition of Richard Lindner's work through May 2, 2009. And you can see Homage to a Cat and Stranger No. 2 online at the Tate.

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