Oil on Canvas

Bacchanale

oil on canvas

58.5" x 80"

1962

 

This is a huge canvas...over 6 feet tall.  I painted this before I stopped partying with booze so I could focus more on my art. 

Marital Sex

oil on canvas

45" x 50"

1963

 

This was inspired by my fairly sexless marriage where the lovers just sleep together. 

Power Struggle

oil on canvas

38" x 46"

1963

 

I naively believed that sex between 2 women would be love among 2 equals.   I was wrong.  It was still the top/bottom dynamic. 

Mother & Son

From a series of paintings inspired by the biblical, pieta, the dead Christ in his mother's arms.

Mother & Daughter

In the early 60's I was focused on painting the nuclear family in an effort to understand why it continued to prevail because it is so impossible.

Inhibition

oil on canvas

40 x 24"

1962

 

The constant discomfort of being ashamed of your body and your sexuality. 

The Madam with Her Girl

oil on canvas

389" x 46"

1962

 

I had no idea what this painting was going to be about when I started other than a woman's sexual worth is limited to youth unless she becomes a madam and sells younger women.