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KIKI SMITH
Born 1954
Lives in New York City

All our Sisters 1989
silkscreen on muslin 58 x 112 inches
Courtesy: Fawbush Gallery

All Our Sisters is a companion piece to one I made for the AIDS quilt in memory of the many thousands of women disappeared by AIDS.  The Paper Body hovers near the ceiling as a presence of absence like the many souls of my community dead from AIDS alive in me.

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JANET STEIN
Born 1955
Lives in New York City

Queen B: Easy Chair Dress 1989
mixed media

I'm interested in the metaphoric possibilities of a well dressed chair, and its beckoning promise of comfort.  However, I created a hybrid and elevated it.  It's been given an interior and I've crossed the language of shelter with that of the human facade.

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TABBOO!  STEPHEN TASHJIAN
Born 1959
Lives in New York City

Portrait of Mark Morrisroe
1985-86
acrylic on canvas

Portrait of Mark Morrisroe and You can't pre guess when it's gonna strike, but baby when it does... deal with AIDS as an inescapable subject that is bound to rear its head in the subject matter of my paintings.

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