From a media release
Art Basel Miami Beach
World Premiere of Guns Kill
new artwork by Bonnie Lautenberg
at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
On view through March 26, 2023
The new solo museum show celebrates powerful images of women from two decades of art by Lautenberg. Spanning her multiple series of photography and conceptual art, the women in these works are admired by Lautenberg for their spirit of freedom.
|Guns Kill, by Bonnie Lautenberg (2022). Benefits the Giffords Foundation, dedicated to the mission of saving lives from gun violence: www.Giffords.org. Dye sublimation onto aluminum (4 ft. x 4 ft.)
Bonnie Lautenberg is an artist, photographer and writer based in New York and Palm Beach. Her works have been featured in gallery shows, museums and art fairs throughout the country.
“I am so honored to be selected by the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU during Miami Art Week and Art Basel Miami Beach, especially at this time in our history when women’s issues are at the forefront,” says Bonnie Lautenberg.
One of her Lady Liberty works is currently on view at the New York Historical Society Museum’s Center for the Study of American Culture, in an exhibition about how New York artists found original ways to express their appreciation for health care workers during the pandemic.
“Our museum is thrilled to premiere this retrospective of Bonnie Lautenberg’s images of women shining a light on liberty,” says Susan Gladstone Pasternack, the Executive Director of the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. “In capturing the independent spark of these women through her art, Bonnie Lautenberg reminds us we should never take our freedoms for granted.”
|Star Spangled Touch - Katy Perry in Concert, by Bonnie Lautenberg (2016). From Lautenberg’s Pop Rocks series. Dye sublimation onto aluminum (5 ft. x 3.3 ft.)
The Museum is located in South Beach at 301 Washington Avenue, in the historic Art Deco District, and is the State of Florida’s official museum dedicated to telling the story of more than 250 years of Florida Jewish history, arts and culture.
Bonnie Lautenberg’s artwork is in several private and museum collections, including: The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture; the Boca Raton Museum of Art; the Collection ofNorman and Irma Braman; The New York Historical Society Museum; the Broad Museum in Los Angeles; The Newark Museum of Art; Portland Museum of Art; and Stillman College Art Gallery in Alabama, among others.
Her series How They Changed Our Lives: Senators As Working People is in the Library of Congress. She is based in New York and Palm Beach.