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Artists on the Verge of a Breakthrough

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Adventures in Poetry, by Carol Bove, courtesy of Maccarone Gallery  

Carol Bove
Multimedia Artist
“When I graduated from NYU,” says Bove, “I just wanted to draw pretty girls. But then I thought, That is so dumb!” She needn’t have worried: One of her ink drawings, inspired by a vintage Newsweek picture of Twiggy, recently landed the coveted Artforum cover slot. And then there’s Bove’s intellectual streak, which expresses itself in sculptural installations of cultish sixties books like The Feminine Mystique. The Red Hook resident recently jumped from Team Gallery to Maccarone Inc.: Bove has already had solo shows at the Kunstverein Hamburg and the Kunsthalle Zurich, as well as Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art. Europeans have been especially hot for Bove’s work; “the Belgians love me,” she jokes. She’ll have a prominent spot in Maccarone’s booth at the Armory Show and launch her first show at the gallery in 2006.


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