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The Living Dead: Why Are Curators Putting Deceased Artists in Contemporary Art Shows?

The peculiar appearance of Forrest Bess, the “pseudo-hermaphrodite” painter, at the 2012 Whitney Biennial still stands out in my memory. The eleven paintings were vivid and haunting, and his story of genital self-surgery, with accompanying photo-documentation, was even harder to … Read More


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Forrest Bess, Bodies of Little Dead Children, 1949, oil on canvas. THE MENIL COLLECTION, HOUSTON. PHOTO: PAUL HESTER.

Best of Forrest Bess, Via Robert Gober & Menil

Menil Collection surveys brooding work of Forrest Bess, painter and visionary Read More