Gallery Watch: Simone Lueck's "The Once and Future Queens"

Posted by David Ozanich — 11 Oct 2010

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Meow! Ladies of a certain age are on view in Simone Lueck’s “The Once and Future Queens” at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. The artist apparently found her models by posting an ad on Craigslist seeking older women who wanted to pose like movie stars. The Culture Monster blog at the LA Times describes some of the resulting portraits:

In “Mara as Brigitte Bardot,” a confident, mature woman strikes a kittenish pose in the bath. “Fabie in the living room” channels Joan Collins in “Dynasty”: a glittering, tough-as-nails matriarch lying on a fur coat against a backdrop of vertical blinds.

Seriously, people, any show that “channels Joan Collins in ‘Dynasty’” is my kind of show. I think these pictures are quite remarkable even if, as Culture Monster notes “Cindy Sherman casts a long shadow here.”

“The Once and Future Queens” (a title I also love) is on view until October 23rd.

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