|NEW YORK, NY (December 08, 2022) –The Galerie St. Etienne is pleased to announce SueCoe.com, the first-ever comprehensive website for British-born American activist-artist Sue Coe. Spanning Coe’s 50-year practice—including a full history of her exhibitions and activist work and reproducing most of her prints, drawings, and paintings from the early ’70s on war —the new site extends far beyond the scope of a typical artist website.
Coe has engaged in a decades-long critique of the American political establishment through her drawings, paintings, illustrations, and print works. While animal rights have long been the artist’s central focus, over the decades her art and activism have engaged with diverse issues, among them the 1983 sexual assault of Cheryl Araujo (Rape, Bedford, 1983), the AIDS crisis, the Global War on Terrorism, the Trump presidency, and lately, the overturning of Roe v. Wade. In collaboration with the academic Stephen F. Eisenman, Coe also recently published 20+ of her prints and drawings created since the 2020 election in the pamphlet American Fascism, Still! (Rotland Press, 2022), which examines the steady advancement of authoritarianism in American culture.
Over time, SueCoe.com will come to serve as a freely-accessible, digital catalogue raisonné. Visitors to the website will find affordably-priced prints spanning Coe’s career available for direct purchase, as well. The launch of SueCoe.com coincides with Political Television, an exhibition mounted by the George Adams Gallery with the cooperation of Galerie St. Etienne, and on view from November 3 through December 17, 2022.
About Sue Coe
Sue Coe (born 1951 in Tamworth, Staffordshire) is a British-born American artist and activist working primarily in drawing and printmaking, often in the form of illustrated books and comics. She studied at the Royal College of Art in London, lived in New York City from 1972 to 2001, and currently resides in upstate New York.
About Galerie St. Etienne
Founded in 1939 by Otto Kallir, the Galerie St. Etienne is the oldest gallery in the United States specializing in Austrian and German Expressionism, as well as in the work of self-taught artists. The gallery mounted the first American one-person shows of Erich Heckel (1955), Gustav Klimt (1959), Oskar Kokoschka (1940), Alfred Kubin (1941), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1958) and Egon Schiele (1941). St. Etienne is also known for its expertise on Käthe Kollwitz. The gallery was instrumental in arranging the first American museum acquisitions of works by these artists, through sales and donations. St. Etienne’s commitment to the work of self-taught American and European artists began after its “discovery” of Grandma Moses, who had her first one-person show at the gallery in 1940. Firmly dedicated to scholarship, the gallery’s directors have authored catalogues raisonnés on Richard Gerstl, Grandma Moses and Egon Schiele. The current director, Jane Kallir, has written more than 20 books and is the leading authority on Egon Schiele.
About The Kallir Research Institute
The Kallir Research Institute (KRI) is a nonprofit foundation, established in 2017 by Jane Kallir and Hildegard Bachert to expand upon the scholarship of art historian and art dealer Otto Kallir (1894-1978). Its areas of focus are the Austrian and German Expressionists and self-taught American and European artists. Foremost among these are Egon Schiele, Richard Gerstl, Käthe Kollwitz and Grandma Moses. The KRI also specializes in the work of artists who were introduced to the U.S. by Kallir Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, Alfred Kubin and Paula Modersohn-Becker, and others. The Kallir Research Institute coordinates educational and curatorial initiatives, organizes events, and oversees the catalogues raisonnés of Egon Schiele and Grandma Moses. It also owns and administers the former archives and library of the Galerie St. Etienne.
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