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Introduction

Elizabeth Peyton (born 1965) helped to usher in a return to figurative painting in the 1990s. Through gestural brushstrokes of vivid color and delicate mark making, her moderate-scale portraits of friends, fellow artists, and personal heroes are imbued with a district intimacy. Working both from life and from source materials such as photographs, film stills, and images from the media, Peyton’s works are explorations into how art and media impact people’s ideas of beauty, fame, idolatry, and proximity and have drawn comparisons to the likes of Édouard Manet, John Singer Sargent, and Andy Warhol. 

Peyton held her first solo show in a room at the Chelsea Hotel in 1993, a time when critics and curators showed little interest in representational painting. Peyton has gone on to have solo exhibitions at institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery in London; New Museum, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. In 2006 she was honored with the Larry Aldrich Award, given annually to an American artist who has had significant impact on contemporary visual culture over the previous three years. 

Elizabeth Peyton has been working in a range of mediums at Two Palms since 2002. Her prints can be found in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. 

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Belle Belle Belle (La Belle et La Bête), 2018
Etching with aquatint in black ink on En Tout Cas paper, hand torn
37 1/4 x 28 inches 
Edition fo 20

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Timothée/Elio (Call Me By Your Name), 2019
Etching on hand dyed pink paper
21 x 17 inches
Edition of 20

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Zidane, 2006
Monotype in oil on handmade paper
16 3/4 x 14 inches

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Alice, 2008
Etching on Somerset velvet paper
14 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Edition of 20

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Julian, 2006
55-color handprinted ukiyo-e woodcut
17 x 12.875 inches
Edition of 45

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RM, 2007
Direct gravure etching with aquatint in black ink 
17 x 13 inches
Edition of 30

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Joe, 2007
Etching
10 x 8 inches
Edition of 20

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Rhinemaidens (Norns), 1876, 2010
Etching in black ink on Somerset White Velvet Paper
12 x 9 inches
Edition of 15

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Belle Belle Belle (La Belle et La Bête), 2018
Etching with aquatint in black ink on En Tout Cas paper, hand torn
37 1/4 x 28 inches 
Edition fo 20

Timothée/Elio (Call Me By Your Name), 2019
Etching on hand dyed pink paper
21 x 17 inches
Edition of 20

Zidane, 2006
Monotype in oil on handmade paper
16 3/4 x 14 inches

Alice, 2008
Etching on Somerset velvet paper
14 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Edition of 20

Julian, 2006
55-color handprinted ukiyo-e woodcut
17 x 12.875 inches
Edition of 45

RM, 2007
Direct gravure etching with aquatint in black ink 
17 x 13 inches
Edition of 30

Joe, 2007
Etching
10 x 8 inches
Edition of 20

Rhinemaidens (Norns), 1876, 2010
Etching in black ink on Somerset White Velvet Paper
12 x 9 inches
Edition of 15

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019  Elizabeth Peyton: Aire & Angels, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2018  Universe of the World-Breath, Kling & Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland
2017  Eternal Idol, The French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici, Rome, Italy
2017  Elizabeth Peyton: Still Life, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
2016  Tristan und Isolde, Gallery Met, Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
2011  Elizabeth Peyton, Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY
2009  Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2009  Elizabeth Peyton: Reading & Writing, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2008  Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, New Museum, New York 
2006  Elizabeth Peyton: Prints 1998-2006, Guild Hall, Easthampton, Y

 

Selected Public Collections

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New Museum, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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