|Niki Elliott and Karen Hill of Huggy Bear|
20" x 16", oil on panel, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The band Huggy Bear formed in 1991 in Brighton, England. They're associated with the Riot Grrrl movement but there's also two guys in the five-piece band, so they rather see themselves as "girl-boy revolutionaries." When I first painted them some ten years ago they were only known by their first names and photographs were sparse. They never signed for a major label but produced a string of records between 1991 and 1994. The tune in the top 100 is a 45 called Her Jazz.