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LEFT Whitney Program Show Oil on canvas 1990
Self-Portrait 96" x 96"
I do NOT play the drums. I play the piano.
This painting represents me overcoming abuse, and
anti-semitism, in my childhood.
At the bottom of the painting, upside down,
there is an image of Snow White's evil stepmother.
There was violent abuse from women and girls
in my childhood.
On the other hand, I received
a lot of love and nurturing from Men, from my
Grandfather and Father. They were both Mr. Moms
to me. They were also strong, confident Men,
ahead of their time.
In the real world, both men and women
can hurt children, and each other. It is wrong and dangerous to pretend
that only Men do bad things. All forms of abuse, and bigotry, must be stopped.