In Memoriam: Audrey Flack (1931-2024)

The Museum mourns the loss of collection artist Audrey Flack (American, 1931-2024), a creative force to the end. A feminist painter and sculptor, Audrey made significant contributions to the history of art. She worked in Abstract Expressionism and New Realism, and was one of the founders of photorealism. Audrey was a pioneer, and will forever be an inspiration.

Audrey has been featured in several exhibitions at the Parrish, and we have been working with her and Hollis Taggart Gallery on an exhibition set to open in October this year. It will be a celebration of Audrey’s life and career, honoring her enduring legacy and the profound impact she has had on the art world. The exhibition will showcase her remarkable body of work, including her most recent work where she boldly interwove biographical elements with pop culture as well as religious and art historical references.

The Museum extends its heartfelt condolences to everyone touched by Audrey’s extraordinary spirit; her work will inspire generations to come and we look forward to commemorating her full life at the Parrish.

This Fall, the Parrish Art Museum will present Audrey Flack: Mid-Century to Post-Pop Baroque, a career-spanning exhibition celebrating Audrey Flack. The exhibition blends Flack’s iconic photorealist painting techniques with her early background in Abstract Expressionism and her newest “Post-Pop Baroque” series. The exhibition will be on view from October 13, 2024–April 6, 2025. Click here to learn more. 

Image caption (top): Audrey Flack at Parrish Art Museum opening From Lens to Eye to Hand: Photorealism 1969 to Today, 2017. Photo: Jenny Gorman.

Audrey Flack, Lady Madonna, ca. 1972. Lithograph, 34 x 24 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Mandel 1979.23.4


Audrey Flack, Royal Flush, 1977. Screenprint, 54 x 71 inches. Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, N.Y., Gift of Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel 2013.7

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