Annie Cabigting/ Annie Cabigting

Philippines 1971


Annie Cabigting
Annie Cabigting

It could be said that the art of Annie Cabigting has always involved painting other people’s artworks. She has, throughout her career, made convincing versions of paintings by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Chuck Close and even her Filipino colleague Louie Cordero (My Grotesque, 2011), to name but a few, all appearing within the frame of her canvas as part of the composition. Considering her methods, one can just imagine the string of questions arising over notions of authorship, appropriation, reproduction, and—even, to a point—imitation, which perhaps begs the question, “Can other works of art be treated as subject matter?”