Details

Title

Daisy

Artist/Maker

Joyce Pensato (American, 1941–2019)

Date

2007

Medium

Enamel and metallic paint on linen

Dimensions

90 x 72 inches

Credit

Gift of the Alex Katz Foundation

Accession #

2013.398

On View

On View - Anne Cox Chambers Wing, Skyway, Gallery 422

Joyce Pensato was perhaps best known for her paintings based on toys and cartoon characters such as Homer Simpson, Batman, and the subject of this painting, the Disney character Daisy Duck. Pensato’s pop culture subjects are psychologically charged and painted in an aggressively gestural fashion in mostly black, white, and silver, which bestow them with a tortured, soulful demeanor, challenging the superficiality of popular culture. Their drips and splatters amplify the emotional intensity of Pensato’s subjects while also suggesting the rebellious, expressive, and prohibited art of graffiti.