In both her work and her life, Karen Kilimnik remains one of the most difficult figures to pin down in the contemporary art world. Famously reclusive, her introversion would be unremarkable if her practice were anything but what it is.
Her work, which encompasses so many disparate media, subjects, and emotional charges, practically begs the viewer to find some guiding principle in her own psychology. Thankfully, the artist does not comply.
Bound in black velvet with gilt titles and illustration laid on front cover, and gilt page edges. 70 miniature oil paintings from the last five years of the 20th century.