Happy Birthday ‘Merica!

Two of my favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July, both distinctly American. They both celebrate friendships and family, and place a huge focus on food! What could be better than that? Today, we celebrate our country’s birthday but we also are celebrating SUMMER! No matter how we do it, whether it’s with grilling, picnics, fireworks, it’s almost always amongst those we love.

Happy Fourth of July!

In honor of this glorious summer day (in New York), I’ve put together a collection of art by artists who have been inspired either by the United States or by Summer. From Jasper Johns, to Slim Aarons, here is a little artistic inspiration for you:

 

Jasper Johns

Jasper Johns

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Marilyn Minter

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Slim Aarons

Claes Oldenburg

Claes Oldenburg

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Peter Anton

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Peter Anton

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Cheryl Maeder

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Yannick Fournié

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Cheryl Maeder

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Gerard Ellis

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John Rawlings

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Marc Sijan

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Massimo Vitali

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Pablo Picasso

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Toby Burrows

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Richard Phillips

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Sally Mann

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Slim Aarons

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Spencer Tunick

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Alex Maclean

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Tom Wesselman

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Yannick Fournié

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Robert Longo

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  1. […] Since then, I’ve interviewed artists such as Dustin Yellin, Stephen Hannock, Jerry Gretzinger, Alonsa Guevara, Gabriel and Isaac Fortoul, Dina Goldstein, and others whose interviews are pending publication. I’ve written about beaches, bugs, controversy, art fairs, value, photography, art mafias, and food. […]



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