from Huffington Post
October 21, 2014.
How To Be A Revolutionary Feminist Artist, While Hardly Noticing.
‘Barbara Nessim’s work may seem playful and even innocuous, but in fact, that’s what makes her endless combinations of colors and lines so dangerous.
Since the 1960s Nessim has been at the front lines of both illustration and feminism, crafting androgynous superstars who straddle the line between art and ad, masculine and feminine. Never one to be particularly bothered with boundaries or conventions, Nessim preferred working to categorizing, filling a lifetime up with artwork as technologically innovative as it was politically (and aesthetically) bold. Nessim created images for mainstream publications like Rolling Stone, Time and New York Magazine, filling their covers and pages with gender-bending heroines that were, like their maker, far ahead of their time.’