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Arcana Books Celebrates Artist Magdalena Suarez Frimkess
October 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Born in 1929, Venezuelan-born, Venice, California-based artist Magdalena Suarez Frimkess is just now getting the recognition she deserves, with her work finding its way into the collections of LACMA and The Hammer Museum. Her unique approach to ceramics – incorporating cartoon characters such as Felix the Cat, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Goofy, and Betty Boop as well as more traditional motifs such as landscapes, birds, and flowers – has charmed a younger generation of artists such as Jonas Wood, Shio Kusaka, Mark Grotjahn, Lesley Vance, and Ricky Swallow.
Published to coincide with a South Willard exhibition that commemorates the artist’s ninetieth birthday, this lovely new catalogue features a foreword by Mr. Swallow and offers a broad, beautifully illustrated range of the colorful autobiographical pieces Magdalena Suarez Frimkess has produced over her long and varied career.