The September issue of ARTnews featuring Rupert Garcia's Frida Kahlo (1975/2002) on the cover is now available to read online.
The cover article includes the good news that Garcia will have a show of works created at Magnolia Editions at San Francisco's de Young Museum early next year:
For many historians, art writers, and curators, it is this socially minded work that defines the category. But the scene was hardly monolithic. "There were a variety of ideologies," says Rupert Garcia, a Bay Area artist who will have two decades' worth of his prints on view in "Rupert Garcia: The Magnolia Editions Projects," opening at San Francisco's de Young Museum on February 26. "It wasn't as black and white as many would like to say it is. It was fluid and exciting." Garcia is a case in point: a trained artist, he has crafted well-known political posters, but has also produced lesser-known paintings that reflect his abiding interest in art history. A 1989 pastel in "Phantom Sightings" riffed - in an abstract way - on Gustave Courbet's troubles following the Paris Commune of 1871.Work by Rupert Garcia at Magnolia Editions