In a time of social distancing and estrangement, we have selected a group of works that address our humanity. This eclectic group of artists approach figurative imagery in a variety of media including photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing, which is particularly meaningful in our present moment.
This selection features pregnant women, infants, mothers with their children, subjects of advanced age, the human skeleton, and the skull — the entire range of a human life. In this extraordinary historical moment, representations emblematic of human nature's ongoing and understandably invested interest in mortality is especially relevant. Alone and in crowds, in a tender embrace or in a moment of melancholy, people share the profoud experience of being.
The Social Contact includes works by Diane Arbus, Donald Baechler, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, William Eggleston, Adam Fuss, Chantal Joffe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alice Neel, Jack Pierson, Milton Resnick, and Andy Warhol.