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Field Reports / Art Work
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All images copyright Kathe Burkhart
Famous For Fifteen Seconds
Kathe Burkhart exhibits her Liz Taylor series of paintings and discusses celebrity culture in relation to her own artistic practice.

Field Report:
Cultural Politics, Vol.4, Number 2, July 2008

See also:
Alexander Grey Associates, New York:
Kathe Burkhart

Kathe Burkhart solo exhibition (Oct/2007 - Jan/(2008)

Holland Cotter, NYTimes,
Art inReview: Kathe Burkhart (2003)
Kathe Burkhart is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at PS1 Contemporary Art Center (MoMA), The Brooklyn Museum, Weatherspoon Museum, and Neuberger Museum (USA); Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada); SMAK Museum, (Belgium); the FlashArt Museum, 1993 Venice Biennale, and Galleria d' Arte Moderna Bologna (Italy); and the Groningen and Helmond Museums (Netherlands). She has had 30 solo exhibitions, among them at Participant Inc., Alexander Gray Associates, Mitchell Algus Gallery, Schroeder Romero Gallery, Feature Inc., (all in NYC), and at Galerie Lumen Travo, (Amsterdam). Her work appeared on the cover of Flashart in December 1990 and was the subject of feature article "Bad Girl Made Good." Burkhart has received grants from the Mondriaan Foundation, Change, Arts International, Art Matters, and the Amsterdam Foundation for Fine Art, Design and Architecture. She is the author of three books of fiction, Deux Ames Soeurs, (Between the Lines) Hachette Litteratures, 2005; Deux Poids, Deux Mesures (The Double Standard) Hachette Litteratures, Paris, 2002; and Participant Press, 2005, and From Under the 8 Ball, LINE, 1985. She teaches art and critical theory at New York University, and divides her time between New York and Amsterdam. The Liz Taylor Series: The First Twenty Five Years, was published by Regency Arts Press in November 2007.

Above left:
Fuck You: from the Liz Taylor Series (Cleopatra) Acrylic, composition leaf on canvas. 72 x 48 inches, 1984

Above right:
Gash: from the Liz Taylor Series (Ash Wednesday) Acrylic, gauze, paper on canvas. 90 x 60 inches, 2004