Bare, Naked & Nude
12 November - 18 December 2010
Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego, California, USA

Group exhibition featuring work by:
James Aitchison • Kim Edward Black • Becky Cohen • Hugo Crosthwaite • Marianela de la Hoz • Natalie Frank • Gunther Gerzso • Phillip Guston • Jofras • Linda Kardoff • Anthony Lister • Beto Martinez • Matisse • Robert Nelson • Irene Hardwicke Olivieri • Picasso • Kim Reasor • Artemio Rodriguez • Joan Sebastian • Momita Shaw • Miss Van • Andy Warhol • Tom Wesselmann • Kent Williams • Liu Yan • Zúñiga

This exhibition was insprired by the publication of San Diego treasure Bram Dijkstra's new book Naked: The Nude in America.

"Bram Dijkstra is a cultural historian who refuses to separate "high" and "low" art, charting instead such momentous historical events as the discovery of pubic hair, the invasion of the pin-up queens, "the inexorable rise of the breast," and the puzzling fluctuations of American prudery, Naked also examines the effects of the early twentieth century's infatuation with Freudian psychoanalysis and the more recent fascination of comic book art with the legacy of Bettie Page and her seemingly ever more muscular daughters. In chronological and thematic order, the book demonstrates the links between the work of some of the most famous names in the history of American painting (Chase, Cassatt, Hopper), sculpture (French, Powers), and photography (Cunninghan, Weston), and that of the outlaw hordes of cartoonists, book-cover illustrators, and visual extremists who, particularly during the last half-century, were able to turn the United States into the world's principle purveyor of erotic fantasies."
Exhibition Postcard - Bare, Naked & Nude
Exhibition Postcard, Bare, Naked & Nude
December 2010
Noel-Baza Fine Art, San Diego