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Karen LaMonte

Created through a process of multiple castings and reflecting detailed knowledge of materials, the large scale sculptures of Karen LaMonte recreate historical fashion, questioning conventions of female beauty. 


Ilana Harris-Babou

Ilana Harris-Babou is known for her installation work involving relationships between race, class, and material culture, with a unique sense of humour apparent in pieces like her "field work" projects, critiquing the hollow perfectionism of upper class, often exclusionary spaces.

In this update, Grove Art publishes 289 articles with updated structure, as well as related emendations.

Explore the full list of what has been recently published and revised on Oxford Art Online.

Valerie Cassel Oliver

Letter from the Editor

Read a letter from Benezit’s Editor in Chief, Dr. Valerie Cassel Oliver, discussing her editorial approach and the work underway to expand Benezit’s coverage of emerging artists, varied media, and artists of diverse social and cultural backgrounds.

Dulwich Pink Gallery

Collection Guides

Join Benezit on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.