The Nurse Paintings are a series by Richard Prince inspired by the covers and titles of pulp romance novels. Titles include Surfer Nurse, Naughty Nurse, Millionaire Nurse, and Dude Ranch Nurse, the books from which they were copied. In 2008 the painting Overseas Nurse fetched a then-record-breaking $8,452,000 at Sotheby's in London.
Lynda Benglis's work is noted for an unusual blend of organic imagery and confrontation with newer media. Her early work used materials such as beeswax before moving on to large polyurethane pieces in the 1970s and later to gold-leaf, zinc, and aluminum.