Safer at Home: Pandemic Paintings 2020

By Esther Pearl Watson

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We are big fans of LA-based artist Esther Pearl Watson, and follow her work avidly. This catalog documents a series of over 150 paintings created for her show at Vielmetter Projects. Begun in March of 2020 at the onset of the shelter-in-place orders, the series spans the timeline of the Covid pandemic in Los Angeles in a series of diary-like entries. The paintings are a collection of scenes she witnessed in her day-to-day life, from neighbors hanging free homemade masks on their trees, through city curfews during the Black Lives Matter protests, ending in November with an election and a vaccine on the horizon. It's an impressive, emotional and intimate record of an unprecedented time.

Details: 192 full color pages, 8.5" x 11", softcover, signed

Ships from Los Angeles: $8 (US), $25 (Worldwide)

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