Growing up I never would have guessed I’d one day get to see Frida’s face almost daily on the internet - and words cannot express how glad I am to see her.
However, lets not forget other rad female artists - maybe they didn’t all flaunt a unibrow, but damn they made impressive artistic contributions. Maybe their work isn’t as accessible, but if you don’t dearly love say, Louise Bourgeois who is pictured above cheekily grinning in a fabulous coat and holding a huge cast cock ( “Fillette” ,1968) you are an idiot.
She was born in 1911, and died in 2010 (my mum called me crying when she heard). She was an incredibly influential sculptor - working her entire life with a vast number of mediums such as wood, steel, stone and cast rubber, often organic in form and sexually explicit, emotionally aggressive yet witty, and absolutely fantastic. Her work is terrifying and reassuring, calling up the horrors of the world and their relations to the human body and its need for protection. Here follow some of her works
Janus Fleuri (1968)
Blind Man’s Bluff (1984)
This barely even covers all she made… She produced thousands of drawings, paintings, and sculptures over the years - my mother loved to tell me how as an older woman Bourgeois had a huge studio staffed with fit young men who would follow her instructions as she was not strong enough to create huge works on her own.
what a fucking queen