The Second Coming of Betty Tompkins

LOS ANGELES — Sweetie. Pushy Broad. Sheela Na Gig. Queen. Sapphic Poon Hustler. These are just a few of the thousand or so terms used to describe women featured in Betty Tompkins’s sprawling painting installation, WOMEN Words, Phrases, and Stories on view at Gavlak Gallery in Hollywood — it is her first solo show on the West Coast.

Art Movements

This week in art news: a former Malian rebel leader pleaded guilty to cultural destruction at the International Criminal Court, Italy will give all teenage residents €500 to spend on culture for their 18th birthdays, and Banksy’s “Spy Booth” mural was removed and possibly destroyed.

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