Collection Artwork
Aurie Ramirez (born Philippines, 1962)
Untitled
2000
watercolor on paper
frame size: 12 x 13 3/8 x 1 1/4 in.
4 1/2 x 6 in.
Gift of Anne and Arthur Goldstein
2015.3.26

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Aurie Ramirez, a Filipino artist now based in Oakland, CA, is heavily influenced by her love of the rock band KISS and the 1960s TV series The Addams Family. Combining the subtlety of watercolor with the fierceness of punk rock, Ramirez dissects and reconstructs these pop culture icons using psychedelic, sexual imagery. Here, an androgynous, KISS-inspired character is paired with an abstracted female figure. The figure’s Adam’s apple echoes the curves of the figure’s breasts. The visual repetition of peach skin, outlined in neon pink marker, reminds the viewer of the similarities between the two often-polarized sexes.

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The Young Years
Exhibition
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Pattern by Jonnea Herman ’18
Inspired by the annual February Tang <3 Students Event
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.