Somewhat of a legend of the East Village art scene of the 1980s, Greer Lankton was an American artist known for her lifelike dolls based on her friends, many of which you know all too well – Nan Goldin, David Wojnarowicz and Peter Hujar. Her dolls are often referring to the topics of gender and sexuality, resembling the work of Hans Bellmer. Famed New York Times critic Roberta Smith once described her work as ”beautifully sewn, with extravagant clothes, make-up and hairstyles”and compared her characters to those of Egon Schiele. Her long-awaited first important exhibition came in 2014, eighteen years after her death, at PARTICIPANT, INC in NYC.

 

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