Betty Tompkins

The exhibition by Betty Tompkins (b. 1945) at Kunstraum Innsbruck is the first solo exhibition by the American painter at a European art institution. In 1969, the artist, who now lives in New York, began with her large-format, photo-realistic oil paintings of penetrations and masturbations of female genitals, which consequently have been given three titles with consecutive numberings: Fuck, Cunt or Kiss Painting. As she said herself, the large format gave her the chance at the same time to achieve abstraction and to produce sexual liberality. 

Exhibition not suitable for persons under 18.  

Picture: Betty Tompkins, Kiss Painting #4, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 152.4 x 182.9 cm, copyright Betty Tompkins, courtesy the artist and Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, private collection.