The Best of Everything
by Amanda Dolan
This Joan painting is one of 15 from Dolan's 2008 Soho show, "Call Me Crazy," featuring "portraits of strong women that, whether it was because of their creativity, intelligence, or unwillingness to bend, were (mis)labeled as crazy."
Other women in the series: Anne Boleyn, Bettie Page, Tori Amos, Marie Antoinette, Ophelia, Courtney Love, Sylvia Plath, Edie Sedgwick, Janis Joplin, Cyndi Lauper, Joan of Arc, Frances Farmer, Marilyn Monroe...and the artist herself!
To see all 15 portraits, visit the Gallery page of Dolan's website. (Thanks to Ms. Dolan and Jackie Brook for the info.)