Anonymous, possibly overweight and basement based fan
Elizabeth peyton isn’t some obese loser doing fan art in her basement, she is a well respected artist.
And yet this...
Peyton has always confused me.
Based between New York and Berlin, she is a hugely respected artist. Peyton has had recent shows at Gagosian, Gavin Brown, and Sadie Coles. Her work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Whitney, the Pompidou, SFMoMA, MFA Boston, to name but a few.
And yet... She paints like an obsessive teenage music fan!
In Basel last week, Peyton's london gallery showed the above ode to tween wonder.
And this isn't a first. In the 1990's she famously painted a series of androgynous portraits of Kurt Cobain. More recently, her starry-eyed filter has caught everyone from Michelle Obama to Leonardo diCaprio.
Sure. Andy Warhol, merging of pop and high culture etc. etc. Still, i don't get it.