18 June- 12 July 2008


Lumen Travo gallery is pleased to present the new solo show of the American/Dutch  well-known artist Kathe Burkhart, who is best known for her ‘Liz Taylor Series’, that she has been working on for the past 25 years. A book documenting the series has been published this year by Regency Arts Press. This body of work represents more than 150 photo-based drawings, paintings and prints. For her new exhibition, the artist presents an exceptional selection of large scale artworks from this series, coming specially from New York for their exhibition at the Center Montehermoso, in Vitoria (Spain), and a photograph from her new series ‘Nude’. Shaping the figure of the ‘bad girl’, a notion she initiated in the mid Eighties, Kathe Burkhart obsessively portrays Liz Taylor both in her private and public life. She turns the American actress into an icon of the female condition in Western World at the turn of the eighties until now. These graphic images reveal with humor the clash between women’s sexual emancipation and their persisting stereotyping through the media and Hollywood films.

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