Dik F. Liu is a Williamsburg-based artist who has compiled a fascinating list on his Facebook profile page of what he has termed the “Not as Famous – Lesser known relatives of well-known artists.” He has allowed us at Hyperallergic to publish a number of the gems in his collection, which includes everything from love triangles, same-sex spouses, and illegitimate children.
We apologize that we don’t have the sources for some of these images but they are simply too good not to share. If you know the source please let us know.
For more lesser-known artists, perhaps you should friend Dik F. Liu on Facebook.
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wow, pretty interesting! you can definitely see style similarities between many of them!
like the to-the-point commentary.
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