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Leibowitz, Cary
Top Secret Top Secret
1990 1990

Part calendar, part desperate personal ad, this multiple by Cary Leibowitz, aka Candy Ass features black and white nude photographs of the artist loitering in an apartment.

Since his emergence in the 1990s, Cary Leibowitz has established himself as a self-loathing, reluctant artist with a stellar reputation for making incredibly simple and effective art. Also known by his humoristic artistic pseudonym of Candy Ass, Leibowitz critiques the pretentiousness of the art world and the commodification of today’s art. This New Yaork-based author also foregrounds his gay and Jewish identity, exploring how it places him outside of the mainstream American society. Cary Leibowitz has an extremely broad range of mediums in which he feels comfortable as he creates prints, paintings, sculptures and installations, all full of humor and pathos.

Leibowitz’s work can be found in the permanent collection of the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Hirshhorn Museum, The Jewish Museum, and the Peter and Eileen Norton Collection. Leibowitz’s work was the subject of a career survey at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco in January 2017.

 
Leibowitz, Cary
New York NY 1963 New York NY 1963
Top Secret Top Secret
1990 1990
Book, 24 pages, edition of 2,000 Book, 24 pages, edition of 2,000
21.5 x 28.0 cm
Gift of Ihor Holubizky, 2019 Gift of Ihor Holubizky, 2019
62-013.03

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