The Oxford Comment
The Oxford Comment
May 14, 2017
Betty Tompkins – Episode 40 – The Oxford Comment
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Please note: this episode contains explicit language and references to explicitly sexual artwork and has not been bleeped.

In this episode of the Oxford Comment (the latest in a series produced by the Benezit Dictionary of Artists), Benezit’s Editor in Chief, Dr. Kathy Battista, sits down with painter Betty Tompkins in our New York office. The two discuss the start of Tompkins’ life as an artist in New York in the 1970s, the success of her large-scale sex paintings and other airbrush works, and her new series of text paintings, WOMEN Words. For more insight into Betty’s career and feminist art over the last half-century, Michelle Wilson from Oxford Art Online invites art historian Dr. Betty Ann Brown, curator Stephanie Roach, and gallerist Mitchell Algus to join the conversation.

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