Susan Bee, Fred & Adele, 2012, oil and enamel on canvas, 24" x 20". This painting was inspired by a black and white photograph of Fred Astaire and his sister Adele, who was his first dance partner. Fred’s jacket and bowtie explode with colorful forms while Adele’s dress is an allover pattern of dots and circles. The emphasis is on the sibling’s affection and the feeling is akin to a romantic comedy or musical.
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