Etel Adnan on Art and Urgency

Video (4:53): Etel Adnan (1925-2021) catalogs the scarce paintings she encountered as a child, shares her memories of a formative trip to the Louvre, and explains her current fascination with tapestries as well as her recent urgency to create new work. – a video by SFMOMA (2018)

In her later years, Adnan began to openly identify as lesbian. Adnan lived in Paris and Sausalito, California. She died in Paris on 14 November 2021, at the age of 96.

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