Tag: Jane Hammond

Baltimore’s Spoon Popkin: Inspired by Pets, “Playboys,” and Princess Leia

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Baltimore-based painter Spoon Popkin often makes art from images she finds in life — like, for instance, the amateur, and often pornographic, cell-phone-cam self-portraits she surfed at Guys with iPhones (site contains mature content). Characterized by Popkin’s playful, free-flowing (but masterfully controlled) line, her recent “guyswithiphones” paintings (see two below) transform mundane men-in-undies pics into complex studies, which spur a dialogue that points Film 101’s “the gaze” toward fresh territory… And might also spur you to say, with a grin, “This came from that?”

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