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Parsing Bill & The Artist That Painted It


Petrina Ryan-Kleid, the artist behind Parsing Bill (2012). Photo courtesy of Petrina Ryan-Kleid.

Ryan-Kleid says that she has been overwhelmed about the attentionreference to the portrait. She spoke to artnet News over the weekend by email to clarify some misinterpretations circling around the now-viral image, which she developed as a student, having recently arrived in the United States from Australia. She said “I live a quiet life, and I really just had a naive, newly arrived foreigner’s idea for a thesis,” she writes of the painting, known as Parsing Bill, and its companion painting of George W. Bush playing with blocks and paper airplanes called War Games. “It was just a silly school artwork that was supposed to show, pictorially, the messages we are bombarded with in regards to these presidents.” She says that the blue dress is a reference to Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress, a prominent piece of evidence in Clinton’s affair with his former intern.

Today, Ryan-Kleid says she actually feels bad about the content of the painting. “Since I’m Australian, I wasn’t then, nor am I now, partisan about American politics,” she writes. “At the time, most of my ideas were fresh from the Daily Show or from Australian cable TV.”

Parsing Bill and War Games are both about “how opposition parties caricature presidents,” Ryan-Kleid emphasizes. “Neither painting should be taken literally.”

Ryan-Kleid received her MFA in 2012 from the New York Academy of Art. The painting of Clinton was purchased from the 2012 Tribeca Ball, a fundraiser for the school, though she said that she hadn’t been aware of who bought it. She believes it sold for about $1,300.

The New York Academy of Art specializes in traditional figurative painting, but encourages its students to explore a wide range of subject matter with those skills. Her pair of paintings of US presidents is a product of that training.

For the Clinton painting, Ryan-Kleid worked with Christophe Nayel, a model who has posed for the New York Academy of Art since 2001. Nayel, who was vacationing in his native France when the seven-year-old student painting went viral, recalled that Ryan-Kleid had been an “absolute joy” to work with, and said that he, too, had been blown away by the way that the work had resurfaced.

“I was absolutely stunned to find out that Epstein bought her painting during a major event at the school,” he told artnet News in a Facebook message. “Some past students even recognized my legs in that painting.”

Installation view of Petrina Ryan-Kleid thesis show at the New York Academy of Art. Image courtesy Petrina Ryan-Kleid.

Petrina Ryan-Kleid, Parsing Bill (2012). Image via the New York Academy of Arts.Petrina Ryan-Kleid, Parsing Bill (2012). Image via the New York Academy of Art

Petrina Ryan-Kleid, War Games (2012). Image via the New York Academy of Arts.

Ryan-Kleid adds that she feels uncomfortable about the new demand for the work, however. She hasn’t yet decided whether she will keep the money.

A lot of sensation for a Masters Thesis

Can You Spot The Old Lady & The Old Man In The Other Picture

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SCHOOL GIRL MAP MAKERS

"A Map of the United States," from Catharine M. Cook's <em>Book of Penmanship</em>, made in Windsor, Vermont, in 1818.

“A Map of the United States,” from Catharine M. Cook’s Book of Penmanship, made in Windsor, Vermont, in 1818. Courtesy Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine

The he first “schoolgirl map”  was made in 1823 by Frances Henshaw, a student at one of the best schools for girls in the young United States. The map came from Henshaw’s Book of Penmanship, which included details about geography and astronomy—comets, meridians, horizons, polar circles, and climate zones. The young girls drawing encompassed 19 states, copied from Carey’s American Pocket Atlas, from 1805, and Arrowsmith and Lewis’ Atlas, from 1812.

Harriet E. Baker's map of Connecticut, made in 1819, in Windsor, Vermont.

Harriet E. Baker’s map of Connecticut, made in 1819, in Windsor, Vermont. David Rumsey Map Collection

Susan Schulten an historian found and collected these maps made by school girls. The maps that Schulten was finding weren’t practical tools, though. Many lacked indications of scale, for instance. Instead, they showed off the mapmaker’s artistic skill and were opportunities to practice penmanship. The names of cities, rivers, and states, for example, might all be done in different lettering styles.

"Map of the northern part of the United States and the southern part of the Canadas," by Mary Lucy Hall, made in 1814.

“Map of the northern part of the United States and the southern part of the Canadas,” by Mary Lucy Hall, made in 1814. Courtesy of the Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine

Juliana Carpenter's "Map of the World," made c. 1825, when she was 15 years old.

Juliana Carpenter’s “Map of the World,” made c. 1825, when she was 15 years old. Leventhal Map Collection
A map of South America, by Bradford Scott, from 1816.
A map of South America, by Bradford Scott, from 1816. David Rumsey Map Collection
Hannah Comstock's "Map of the World," made in 1815.
Hannah Comstock’s “Map of the World,” made in 1815. Boston Rare Maps and James E. Arsenault & Company
Euphemia Fenno's "Map of the United States," made c. 1828.Euphemia Fenno's "Map of the United States," made c. 1828.
Euphemia Fenno’s “Map of the United States,” made c. 1828. New York Public Library/Public domain

Banksy’s Artwork Renamed

Bansky, Love is in the Bin, 2018. Sold for £1,042,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s.

Days after Banksy shocked the world by shredding his canvas Girl With Balloon (2006) with a built in shredder immediately after it sold for $1.3 million at Sotheby’s, the artist announced that the canvas and the frame it is still stuck in now comprise a new work, called Love is in the Bin (2018). The new work has been granted a certificate by Pest Control, Banksy’s authentication body, and will be on display at Sotheby’s New Bond Street saleroom this weekend.

“Banksy didn’t destroy an artwork in the auction, he created one,” Alex Branczik, Sotheby’s Head of Contemporary Art, Europe, said in a statement. “Following his surprise intervention on the night, we are pleased to confirm the sale of the artist’s newly-titled Love is in the Bin, the first artwork in history to have been created live during an auction.”

The auction house also confirmed that the winning bidder from Friday night is proceeding with the purchase, but did not reveal the identity of the buyer, just that it is a “female European collector and a long-standing client of Sotheby’s.”

Artwork By Famous Artist Banksy Self Destructs After Selling For $1.3 Million@ Sothebys

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Photo: Girl With Balloon is one of Banksy’s most iconic images. (AP: Sotheby’s)

Banky’s artwork hammered to the tune of 1.3 million dollars.

Onlookers gasped and laughed after the bottom half of Girl With Balloon, was sucked into a shredder hidden in its frame as the hammer fell, auction house Sotheby’s said.

The artwork had fetched more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equalled a record price for the artist.

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” Alex Branczik, senior director and head of contemporary art, said in a statement on Sotheby’s website.

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Artwork By Famous Artist Banksy Self Destructs After Selling For $1.3 Million@ Sothebys

 

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Photo: Girl With Balloon is one of Banksy’s most iconic images. (AP: Sotheby’s)

Banky’s artwork hammered to the tune of 1.3 million dollars.

Onlookers gasped and laughed after the bottom half of Girl With Balloon, was sucked into a shredder hidden in its frame as the hammer fell, auction house Sotheby’s said.

The artwork had fetched more than three times its pre-sale estimate and equalled a record price for the artist.

“It appears we just got Banksy-ed,” Alex Branczik, senior director and head of contemporary art, said in a statement on Sotheby’s website.

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Artifical Inteligence(AI) Art Will Be At Christies In October

Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), which will be offered at Christie’s in October. Image © Obvious

Portrait of Edmond Belamy, 2018, created by GAN (Generative Adversarial Network), which will be offered at Christie’s in October 23-25 2018. Image © Obvious

The work appears uncompleted: the facial features are somewhat indistinct and there are blank areas of canvas. Oddly, the whole composition is displaced slightly to the north-west. A label on the wall states that the sitter is a man named Edmond Belamy, but the giveaway clue as to the origins of the work is the artist’s signature at the bottom right. In cursive Gallic script it reads:

Image © Obvious
Image © Obvious

 

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