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Elizabeth Peyton

Flowers Diaghilev2009

As the title suggests, this etching by American artist Elizabeth Peyton is a still life arrangement of a vase of flowers in full bloom and a book connected with the Ballets Russes founder Sergei Diaghilev. Also present on the book’s cover is the name Boris Kochno, a dancer, friend, collaborator and lover of Diaghilev. Inspired by poetry, literature, interiors and photographs, this edition was based on a work from Peyton’s solo exhibition at IMMA in 2009

MediumEtching in black ink on magnani pescia paper
Dimensions30.8 x 22.8 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2009
EditionEdition 10/30
Item NumberIMMA.2859
Image Caption
Elizabeth Peyton, Flowers Diaghilev, 2009, Etching in black ink on magnani pescia paper, 30.8 x 22.8 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, IMMA Editions, Donated by the artist, 2009

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About the Artist

Elizabeth Peyton

American artist Elizabeth Peyton (born 1965) came to prominence in the early 1990s as one of the few young artists exploring figurative painting. Combining the historic and contemporary, the sources of inspiration for her paintings include such diverse figures as William Shakespeare, 19th-century Romantic authors, Nouvelle Vague filmmakers of the 1960s and musicians Patti Smith and Bob Dylan. Peyton has exhibited extensively. A major retrospective of her work was held at the New Museum in New York in 2009. She was the subject of a solo exhibition at IMMA in the same year.
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