Frank Moore
April 26, 2002 9:31 AM   Subscribe

Frank Moore [NYT], the originator of the red ribbon, died of AIDS last week. His gorgeous paintings depicted politics from Yosemite to Versace. As one of the few incredibly contemporary but still publicly accessible artists, he will be missed.
posted by RJ Reynolds (4 comments total)
A frequent motif was an elegant spiraling strand of DNA, as in "Beacon" (2001), which shows the artist on a hospital bed adrift in the ocean, looking toward a distant lighthouse emitting a white beam laced with the DNA spiral.

What a lovely image.
posted by allaboutgeorge at 9:47 AM on April 26, 2002

Indeed he will be missed. Frank was true to his vision and stuck by it, producing an amazing body of work. I especially like the wintry paintings from several years ago.

Godspeed, Frank.
posted by evanizer at 10:44 AM on April 26, 2002

Great, an interesting painter with a modicum of skill -- and he's gone. And we're left with the rest of them.
posted by Faze at 10:46 AM on April 26, 2002

Kramer refused to wear a ribbon, and look what happened to him. Damn ribbon-thugs.
posted by davidmsc at 7:20 AM on April 27, 2002

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