Two) is a very obvious homage to the colors
and patterns of Gustav Klimt. One of Finis
most daring directions was to take components
of other artists works and translate
them into her own lexicon.
young college student approached me and
requested permission to study LEntre
Deux with the intent of writing his thesis
on the painting. He would come into the
gallery on Sunday afternoons and spend hours
in front of it. One day I asked him to describe
the painting. He started by saying, Its
that moment when two people find.....
I interrupted and
asked him to come down to earth and simply
describe what was in the painting. His answer
was, Two women....... I, again,
interrupted and asked, Are you sure?
He quietly studied the painting for a few
minutes longer and then told me that he
would be re-writing the thesis as he couldnt
be sure if it was, in fact, two women.
Fini loved to obfuscate. She loved mixing
the sexes and blurring the lines. Her women
were often fierce, but also could be soft
and yielding. Her men, though normally less
active and in need of protection and nurturing
could, on occasion, also be strong and equal
to Finis women.
particular painting was part of the traveling
erotic art exhibition curated by German
sexologists, Drs. Phyllis and Eberhardt
Kronhauser. It was displayed in a separate
room with one of Finis other paintings
and, ....shown only to special viewers.
It was deemed too provocative and too blatantly
sexual for the average museumgoer. Oil on
28 x 45.5.