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Day 28: Nina Chanel Abney

In the November 2008 issue of W Magazine, a 26-year-old Nina Chanel Abney explained to Haven Thompson how celebrity scandals inspire some of her vibrant, often brazen paintings that at once suggest Francis Bacon, David Hockney, and contemporary street murals. “I’m fascinated by how celebrity news has become not more interesting, but more important than politics. I like to infuse that with race issues,” Abney said, referring to her 2007 solo debut show, Dirty Wash, at New York’s Kravets|Wehby gallery.

Click on the thumbnails below to view three of the images shown in Abney's Dirty Wash exhibition:

Nina Chanel Abney Slideshow

 

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What fascinating celebrity scandal of the past year would you like to see Nina Chanel Abney address through her artwork?

What fascinating celebrity scandal of the past year would you like to see Nina Chanel Abney address through her artwork?

Visiting Artist Nina Chanel Abney speaks at the Corcoran, October 6, 2011.

Nina Chanel Abney collaborates with ArtReach students on a mural at THEARC in Southeast Washington, D.C.


30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.

Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



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