Deborah Kass Being Alive


Medium: 9-color silkscreen and color blend on 2-ply museum board

Dimensions: 24” x 24” [61cm x 61cm]

The work is signed by the artist.

This work is a part of the Artists for Ukraine fundraiser organized by Her Clique. Proceeds will benefit The Voices of Children Foundation which provides psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the war in Ukraine.

This work will be shipped from Brooklyn, NY. The listed price does not include shipping. We will contact the buyer within 24 hours of purchase to coordinate shipping, with the shipping cost to be covered by the buyer.


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Deborah Kass is a contemporary American artist. With a practice spanning across media and disciplines, Kass’ work is notable for her pointed feminist critique. Through her use of appropriation, she often mimics the work and styles of male artists to comment on and rewrite the patriarchal narrative of art history. Often working in series, Kass forms a poignant and didactic political commentary while retaining a sense of self-reference with her autobiographical paintings, lyrics, and prose.

“It was very clear to me that there was something new from a formalist point of view: a new, female subjectivity,” she has said of the 1970s art world. “It’s quite stunning to think about all the women who were painting in New York and all the men they’ve influenced. When you say Julian Schnabel, I think Joan Snyder. Ross Bleckner, I say Pat Steir. In Carroll Dunham, I see Elizabeth Murray.”

Born in San Antonio, TX in 1952, she went on to receive her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and study at both the Whitney Independent Study Program and the Art Students League in New York before rising to art world fame. Her honors include a mid-career retrospective at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, inclusion in multiple Venice Biennales, and the position of senior critic at the Yale University painting program.