For International Women’s Day: Zoe Strauss, Daddy Tattoo, Philadelphia, 2004. Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Philadelphia-based artist Zoe Strauss is an American treasure and a self-described lesbian anarchist. Strauss’s work is the subject of a ten-year survey, on view now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
It’s been my pleasure to write about her over the years, and it was a special privilege to have her on The Modern Art Notes Podcast a few weeks ago. Please download or listen to that episode here.
Here’s some of my writing on Strauss:
- The artist who keeps office hours at her exhibition;
- Strauss, Philadelphia, and a museum’s ridiculous admissions price;
- My column for the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Modern Painters focuses on how little American artists have focused on our declining economic circumstances during and immediately after The Great Recession. The column features two artists who are an exception: Alec Soth and Strauss. Unfortunately, it’s not online.
- Strauss visits communities along the Gulf after the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A MAN Q&A: Part one, part two.