Artist Jennifer Poon Paints the World's Least Cooperative Bikini

Jennifer Poon’s (2008). Photo: Image courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery.

Jennifer Poon's watercolor ladies — lovely, tragic creatures, like the one shown here, donning a scandalously ill-fitting bikini and hissing smoke from her mouth — would fit well on the pages of Vogue. That is, if Anna Wintour was to move on and cartoonist Aline Kominsky-Crumb took the reins. Poon’s show of new works is at Claire Oliver Gallery in Chelsea through April 14. —Emma Pearse