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East End

Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion

East End

Artist: Valerie Jaudon (Born in Greenville, Mississippi, 1945)
Date: 1980
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
100 × 84 1/4 inches (254 × 214 cm)
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Museum purchase with additional funds provided by Ruth (A.B.’81, P’11) and John (A.B.’81, P’11) Caccavale
Label Text:Valerie Jaudon emerged in New York in the 1970s as part of a generation of feminist artists tired of the male-dominated modern art of the previous decades. Instead, Jaudon and her peers looked for inspiration from non-Western sources, as well as from craft and other hobbies stereotypically associated with women. This shows in Jaudon’s intricate, lattice-like patterns that recall Middle Eastern tiles and gothic architecture. Like many of Jaudon’s works from this period, the painting takes its title from a small town in Mississippi, where the artist grew up. She attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus and East End refers to the East End Station post office in that town.
Provenance: James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Private Collection, Los Angeles, California, acquired directly from James Corcoran Gallery (1981). Purchased by donors through Los Angeles Modern Auctions (2015).
Object number: 2015.4.1