Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life at Bard Graduate Center Gallery, September 19, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Barbara Nessim at the School of Visual Arts, 1986. Photographed by Seiji Kakizaki. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim at the School of Visual Arts, 1986. Photographed by Seiji Kakizaki. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Candy, from Nugget magazine, September 1964. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Candy, from Nugget magazine, September 1964. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Woman Thinking Blue at a Party, 1966. Oil on canvas Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Woman Thinking Blue at a Party, 1966. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Star Girl Banded with Blue Wave, 1966. Silk screen on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Star Girl Banded with Blue Wave, 1966. Silk screen on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

 

Barbara Nessim. Beware of the Blue Sky Syndrome, 1967. Pen and ink, watercolor, collage. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Beware of the Blue Sky Syndrome, 1967. Pen and ink, watercolor, collage. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Festival of the Face in Four Cubes, 1967. Pen and ink, watercolor. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Festival of the Face in Four Cubes, 1967. Pen and ink, watercolor. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Fire Engine Heel, 1971. Pen and ink, watercolor. Victoria & Albert Museum, E.38-2013.

Barbara Nessim. Fire Engine Heel, 1971. Pen and ink, watercolor. Victoria & Albert Museum, E.38-2013.

Barbara Nessim. Shoe Sculpture, 1972–73. Hand-built white earthenware, with incised decoration and colored glazes. Victoria & Albert Museum, C.1-2013.

Barbara Nessim. Shoe Sculpture, 1972–73. Hand-built white earthenware, with incised decoration and colored glazes. Victoria & Albert Museum, C.1-2013.

Barbara Nessim. Ode to the Statue of Liberty 2, 1982–84. Cibachrome photograph of computer screen. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Ode to the Statue of Liberty 2, 1982–84. Cibachrome photograph of computer screen. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. John Lennon Remembered, for the October 20, 1988 cover of Rolling Stone, 1988. Gouache. Victoria & Albert Museum, E.63-2013.

Barbara Nessim. John Lennon Remembered, for the October 20, 1988 cover of Rolling Stone, 1988. Gouache. Victoria & Albert Museum, E.63-2013.

Barbara Nessim. Sketchbook no. 62, 1994. Pen and ink, watercolor, collage. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Sketchbook no. 62, 1994. Pen and ink, watercolor, collage. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Sea Pearl, from the series Chronicles of Beauty, 2010. Digital print on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Sea Pearl, from the series Chronicles of Beauty, 2010. Digital print on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Carnival Heat, from the series Chronicles of Beauty, 2010. Digital print on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nessim. Carnival Heat, from the series Chronicles of Beauty, 2010. Digital print on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist.

Images courtesy Bard Graduate Center