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Black Panties

Black Panties by John Kacere
Artist
Medium
Movement
Year
1972
Edition
100
Dimensions
41.25" x 51.75"
Printed image size
41.25" x 51.75"
Condition
mint
Signed
signed

John Kacere (1920-1999) American BLACK PANTIES, 1972, color screenprint on white plastic sheeting, signed and dated in ink lower right, image 41¼x51¾", from the numbered edition 100

John C. Kacere (23 June 1920 – 5 August 1999) was an American artist. Originally an Abstract-Expressionist, Kacere adopted a photorealist style in 1963. Nearly all of his photorealist paintings depict the midsection of the female body. He is considered one of the original photorealists, although he rejected the term.

Kacere painted his first photorealist painting in 1969 involving the midsection of a woman dressed in lingerie. It was over three times life size. Kacere continued this type of painting throughout the rest of his career, making it an icon of the photorealism movement. In the early 1980s, he branched away from this theme and included the entire body of a woman in lingerie, but returned to his original midsection of the female body in 1988. Kacere's paintings are figurative but still can be considered still lifes or even landscapes.


BORN
June 23, 1920; Walker, IA
DIED
1999; Cedar Rapids, IA
EDUCATION
1950
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; M.F.A.
1949
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; B.F.A.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1954
Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
1955
Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
1956
Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
1961
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1963
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1971
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1972
Galerie de Gestlo, Hamburg, West Germany
1973
Galerie de Gestlo, Hamburg, West Germany
1973
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1975
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1978
Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1978
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1980
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1981
Galerie Jean-Pierre Lavignes, Paris, France
1982
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1983
Galerie Jean-Pierre Lavignes, Paris, France
1984
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1987
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1989
Galerie Lavignes Bastille, Paris, France
1989
O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
2005
Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1961-62� "Abstract Drawings and Watercolors, " Museum of Modern Art, New
York, NY
1961-62� Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
1962
Barnard College, New York, NY
1963
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1963
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1964
Byron Gallery, New York, NY
1964
Geigy Chemical Corporation, Ardsley, NY
1964
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1965
"Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, " University of
Illinois, Chicago, IL
1966
"Sculpture and Painting Today, " Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1970
"The Human Image, " John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan,
WI
1970
"Younger Artists from O.K. Harris, " Dayton Art Institute,
Dayton, OH
1971
"New Realism, " Art Gallery, State University College, Potsdam,
NY
1971
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
1971
"Radical Realism, " Contemporary Art Museum, Chicago, IL
1971
"Shape of Realism, " Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1972
"32 Realists, " Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
1972
"Colossal Scale, " Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
1972
"Documenta and No-Documenta Realists, " Galerie de Gestlo,
Hamburg, West Germany
1972
"Hyperrealistes Americains, " Galerie des 4 Mouvements, Paris, France
1972
"Realisme Relativiste/Relativerend Realisme, " Palais des
Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium
1972
"Relativerend Realisme, " Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
1972
"Sharp-Focus Realism, " Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
1972
"The Realist Revival, " New York Cultural Center, New York, NY
1972
"The Shape of Realism, " Deson-Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1972-73� "Amerikanischer Fotorealismus, " Wurttembergischer Kunstverein,
Stuttgart, West Germany; travelling exhibition
1973
"28 Painters/New York Avant-Garde 74, " Saidye Bronfman Centre,
Montreal, Canada
1973
"American Realism-Post Pop, " Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland
University, Rochester, MI
1973
"Amerikanske Realister, " Randers Kunstmuseum, Sweden
1973
"Grands Maitres Hyperrealistes Americains, " Galerie des 4
Mouvements, Paris, France
1973
"Hyperealisme, " Galerie Isy Brachot, Brussels, Belgium
1973
"Hyperrealistes Americains, " Galerie Arditti, Paris, France
1973
"The Super-Realist Vision, " DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1974
"25th Anniversary Exhibition, " Sidney Janis Gallery, New York,
NY
1974
"71st American Exhibition, " Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,
IL; State University of New York, Oneonta, NY
1974
"Kijken Naar de Werkeliheid, " Museum Boymans Van Beuningen,
Rotterdam, Netherlands
1974
"Tokyo Biennale `74, " Tokyo, Japan
1975
"Photo-Realism, " Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State
University, Wichita, KS
1975
"Unordinary Realities: Xerox Art Exhibition, " Xerox Square
Exhibition Center, Rochester, NY
1976
"Perspective 1976, " Freedman Art Gallery, Albright College,
Reading, PA
1977
"Fine Arts Festival, " Illinois Wesleyan University,
Bloomington, IL
1977
Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, NJ
1977
"Nothing But Nudes, " Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,
NY
1977
"The Dada/Surrealist Heritage, " Sterling and Francine Clark Art
Institute, Williamstown, MA
1981
"45th National Annual Midyear Show, " Butler Institute of
American Art, Youngstown, OH
1981-83� "Contemporary American Realism Since 1960, " Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; travelling to:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Oakland Museum,
Oakland, CA; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal; National
Museum, Nuremberg, West Germany
1982
"Contemporary Realism, " Brainerd Art Gallery, Potsdam, NY
1983
"American Super Realism from the Morton G. Neumann Family
Collection, Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL
1983
"Realism Now, " Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan
1984
Galerie Jean-Pierre Lavignes, Paris, France
1984
"O.K. Harris Artists, " Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1985
"American Realism: The Precise Image, " Isetan Museum, Tokyo;
Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan
1985
"Artists of O.K. Harris, " Helander Rubenstein Gallery, Palm
Beach, FL
1986
"Erotic Two, " Brenda Kroos Gallery, Columbus, OH
1986-88� "Born in Iowa: The Homcoming Exhibition, " Gallery of Art,
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; travelling in
Iowa to: Charles H. MacNider Museum, Mason City; Sioux City
Art Center, Sioux City; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines;
Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Ft. Dodge; Muscatine Art Center,
Muscatine
1987
"Fifty-First National Midyear Exhibition, " Butler Institute of
American Art, Youngstown, OH
1987
"New Images, " Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1987
"The Hot Centre: Contemporary Art Selected by Ivan Karp, "
Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College, Danville, KY
1988
"Tortue is O.K., " Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1988
"Travaux sur papier, " Lavignes-Bastille, Paris, France
1988
"Variations On A Theme (Erotica III), " Brenda Kroos Gallery,
Columbus, OH
1990
"Amerikansk Fotorealism, " Art Now Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden,
October 20 - November 25
1990
Paintings included in photography in and as a part of motion
picture "THE HARD WAY", Universal Studios, Universal City, CA���
1991
"In Sharp Focus: Super-Realism, " Nassau County Museum of Art,
Roslyn Harbor, NY
1991
"Photorealism: The Early Years, " Isidore Ducasse Fine Arts, New York, NY
1997
“Photorealism”, Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, Jan. 9-31
1998
“Photorealism”, Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL,
February 12 – March 7
1998
“Lingerie – An Underworld”, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, �� Switzerland, February 27 – May 10
1998
"25th Anniversary Exhibition: Major Works by the
Photorealists, " Gallery B, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, 4 April-16 May.
2000
"The Photorealists", Center For the Arts, Vero Beach, FL�
22 July - 10 September
2001
"Figure it Out", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY,
�January 27 - February 24
2001
"This is America: American Photorealists", Aarhus Kunstmuseum,
Arhus, Denmark, September 1 - November 25
2002
"Photorealism: The Liff Collection", Naples Museum of Art,
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL,
January 25- June 2
2003
“Iperrealisti”, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy,
April 5 – June 29
2004-05�
“American Photorealism”, traveling exhibition, Japan:
Iwate Museum of Art, April 4 – May 16; Iwaki City Art Museum,
May 23 – July 4; Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art,
July 16 – September 5; Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido,
September 12 – November 7; Also to Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art
Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
New Brunswick, Dec. 12, 2004 – March 27, 2005
2005
"Vintage Masterpieces of Photorealism", Louis K. Meisel
Gallery, New York, NY March 5- 26
SELECTED BOOKS
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1980, pp. 458-465.
Smith, Bradley. 20th Century Masters of Erotic Art. New York: Crown Publishers Inc., 1980, pp. 148-149.
Brach, Paul. John Kacere. Turin, Italy: Lincoln Publishing-Sonodip/Galerie Lavignes-Bastille, 1989.
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism since 1980. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993, pp. 249-266.
Meisel, Louis K. Photorealism at the Millennium. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2002, pp. 155-160.
SELECTED CATALOGS
New Realism. Art Gallery, State University College, Potsdam, NY, 1971.
Colossal Scale, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, 1972.
Realisme Relativiste/Relativerend Realisme. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium, 1972.
Relativerend Realisme. Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1972.
Sharp Focus Realism. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY, 1972.
Dyens, George. preface to 28 Painters of the New York Avant-Garde`74. Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Canada, 1973.
Hyperrealisme, Galerie Isy Brachot, Bruxelles, Belgium, 1973.
Lamagna, Carlo M. Super-Realist Vision. DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 1973.
Speyer, James A. Seventy-First American Exhibition. Art Institute of Chicago, IL, 1974.
Hunter, Sam. intorduction to The Dada/Surrealist Heritage. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 1977.
Goodyear, Frank. Contemporary American Realism Since 1960. New York Graphic Society, Boston, MA, 1981.
John Kacere. Galerie Jean-Pierre Lavignes, Paris, France, 1981.
Chase, Linda. introduction to American Super Realism from the Morton G. Neumann Family Collection. Terra Museum of American Art, Evanston, IL, 1983.
Realism Now. Museum of Modern Art, Saitama, Japan, 1983.
Arthur, John. American Realism: The Precise Image. Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan: The Asahi Shimbun, 1985.
Williams, Bruce A. Born In Iowa: The Homecoming Exhibition. Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, 1986.
Zona, Louis A. Fifty-First National Midyear Exhibition. The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 1987.
Photorealism: The Early Years. Isidore Ducasse Fine Arts, New York, NY, 1991.
Schwartz, Constance. introduction to In Sharp Focus: Super-Realism. Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, 1991.
American Photorealism, traveling exhibition, Japan, 2004:
Iwate Museum of Art, April 4 – May 16; Iwaki City Art Museum, May 23 – July 4; Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art, July 16 – September 5;
Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido, September 12 – November 7;
Also to Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, Dec. 12, 2004 –
March 27, 2005, pp. 70-71.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
"Reviews and Previews", Artnews, May 1971, p. 57.
"Review", Artforum, May 1971, p. 57.
Schulze, Franz. "Art", Chicago Daily News, 29 May 1971.
Sager, Peter. "Neue Formen des Realismus", Magazin Kunst, 11 Jahrgang 1971, pp. 2507-2546.
Borsick, Helen. "Realism to the Fore", Cleveland Plain Dealer, 8 October 1972.
Marmori, Giancarlo. "Realismus: Piu vero del vero", E (L'Expresso), 1972.
Battock, Gregory. "New York", Art and Artists, June 1973, pp. 50-51.
Hakanson, Joy. "Post-Pop realists break rules - `beautifully'", Sunday News, (Detroit, MI), 25 February 1973.
Hegenbarth, Sue. "American Realism Gaining Deserved Recognition as `Art'", Oakland Press, 23 February 1973.
"Het Superrealisme In De Schilderkunst", Panorama, December 1973.
Kelley, Mary Lou. "Sharp-focus realism", Christian Science Monitor, � 25 October 1973.
Toupin, Gilles. "L'avant-garde newyorkaise au Centre Saidye Bronfman",
La Presse, (Montreal), 22 November 1973.
White, Michael. "New York avant garde on display", The Gazette, (Montreal), 1 December 1973.
"The Lonely Look of American Realism", Life Magazine, October 1980,
pp. 74-82.
Godard, Agathe. "John Kacere: Tout me Passionne, les Femmes Comme les Cathedrales", Paris Match, November 1983.
"Helander Gallery To Open Exhibitions", Palm Beach Daily News, 16 April 1987, p. A4.
Baron, Jean-Marie. "Paris En Parle: Expositions", Vogue, September 1989, p. 26.
Chalumeau, Laurent. "Portrait: John Kacere", Lui, September 1989,
pp. 42-51.
"The Dealer As Collector", Art & Antiques, March 1991, p. 96.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1977
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1973-77��
New York University, New York, NY
1964-72��
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1958-64��
Cooper Union, New York, NY
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1953-58��
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1950-53��
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Stedeljik Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Erie Art Museum, PA
J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
Technimetrics Inc., New York, NY
Saul Steinberg, New York, NY
Sydney and Frances Lewis, Richmond, VA
Daniel Filipacchi, Paris, France
Bernard Orenstein, Beverly Hills, CA
Sydney Besthoff, New Orleans, LA
Pierre Lescure, Paris, France
E. Jean Belloni, Geneva Switzerland

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