“I’ve been playing tennis since I was 13 and I’ve always been terrible at it. I love it, though. When I paint about tennis, it’s rarely about playing the actual game. The figures are usually standing around, playing songs on the racket, or in this case, threatening to hit the hell out of each other (in a fun way). This piece is framed in California foliage” - Brittany Fanning about the work.
This limited edition is part of the PhillipsX and Penske Projects group exhibition L.A. Woman, featuring contemporary and established women artists who have lived and worked in Southern California, from Vija Celmins and Mary Corse to Kate Pincus-Whitney, Hiejin Yoo, Jessica Taylor Bellamy, Brittany Fanning and Jay Lynn Gomez. The title L.A. Woman is inspired by late author, visual artist, and Los Angeles icon, Eve Babitz, a reference to her 1982 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Just as Los Angeles was Babitz’s eternal muse, L.A. Woman endeavors to explore the specific ways this unique city has shaped the identity of multiple generations of female artists and continues to influence and inspire the practices of artists living and working there today.
All of the net sale proceeds from this limited edition will be donated to UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.