GOLEM GIRL: a memoir, by Riva Lehrer
Published by One World, Penguin/Random House
October 6, 2020
October 8, 2020 at the Swedish-American Museum of Chicago
Artist and scholar Riva Lehrer’s GOLEM GIRL, a memoir in the tradition of Hold Still by Sally Mann and Just Kids by Patti Smith, telling the story of how the writer, born with disabilities, searches for a livable, subversive identity in a society afraid of strange bodies, ultimately becoming an innovative painter whose work honors beauty of all kinds, with her extraordinary portraits interspersed throughout the narrative.
Riva Lehrer is represented by Markus Hoffmann at Regal Hoffmann & Associates.
1999, gouache on Amate paper, 36" x 24," Private collection