This work is part of Deb Kass' Jewish Warhol series. In 1992, Kass began a series of works based on the screenprints Andy Warhol had begun making in the 1960s. Kass employed Warhol's signature mass production printing process, but switched the content. She swapped iconic celebrities and product images out with images of people who were significant to her, such as artists Cindy Sherman and Elizabeth Murray, and art historian Linda Nochlin. Among the most memorable works from this series are Kass' images of Barbra Streisand, which appropriates images of Streisand from the movie Yentl, which tells the story of a Jewish woman who dresses and lives as a man in order to receive an education in the Talmudic Law. This project is fundamentally an effort to challenge the framework of art history, and directly challenges the lack of Jewish figures in Warhol's work.
The artist's studio, New York, NY, USA Kavi Gupta gallery, Chicago, IL USA