John Wayne Airport* presents Joan, Joan, Joan! One Subject, Many Artists. Curated by Amanda Quinn Olivar & Cheryl Bookout, this selection of portraits from the Quinn family collection is comprised of nearly 200 artists’ interpretations of the same subject – their friend and patroness of the arts Joan Quinn. These works provide a link to the vibrant art scene in Los Angeles and around the world from the 1960s through today, giving a glimpse into
friendships established and maintained over the years. Joan’s wide-ranging activities in the arts helped generate a continuum of portraits by many artists, some of whom had never made one before. This exhibit offers a rare opportunity to see into the minds of artists through their diverse styles, and how they approach one subject over the course ofmore than 50 years. This body of work is a comprehensive study in portraiture.
Artists included are Peter Alexander, Gregory Beylerian, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Shepard Fairey,
Claire Falkenstein, Frank Gehry, Yolanda Gonzalez, Joe Goode, Chaz Guest, David Hockney, Henry
Hopkins, George Hurrell, Antonio Lopez, Gilbert Lujan Magu, Robert Mapplethorpe, Astrid Preston, Alexis Smith,
Beatrice Wood & Zandra Rhodes and Ed Ruscha.