Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Huggy Bear

Niki Elliott and Karen Hill of Huggy Bear
20" x 16", oil on panel, 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.

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