Kathe Burkhart

Trollop: from the Liz Taylor Series (Raintree County) 2012
Acrylic on canvas 78 x 58 in.
Fucked: from the Liz Taylor Series (publicity photo) 2020
Acrylic and body jewelry on canvas 93 x 79 cm

Kathe Burkhart is an interdisciplinary artist and writer. Working since the early ‘80s, Burkhart has consistently and candidly engaged gender roles, sexuality, celebrity, and language. Ongoing from 1982, her Liz Taylor Series of large-scale paintings combines appropriated portraits of actress Elizabeth Taylor with profane language, shattering both female stereotypes and conventions of representation.