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Judy Chicago, Through the Flower, 1991

Judy Chicago

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Judy Chicago
Through the Flower, 1991
Silkscreen on Stonehenge natural white paper with deckled edges
Signed, titled and numbered on the front
Frame included
In the age of "Me-Too" and beyond, one of the first self-proclaimed feminist artists, the creator of the iconic "Dinner Party" - is now having her day. And is she having her day - with a major ICA retrospective in Miami held during Art Basel/art , and glowing editorials and re-appreciations of her life and career including major museum exhibitions and retrospectives -with more to come, including a 2023-3 retrospective at the New Museum in New York City.  (She was even profiled by Martha Teichner on CBS News' Sunday Morning). The present work - "Through the Flower" is Judy Chicago's most iconic print - and in fact this image is the very same one chosen for the cover of her eponymous autobiography about being a woman in a male-dominated artworld. (Her autobiography is titled "Through the Flower: My Struggle as a Woman Artist". Judy Chicago he even set up a 501C3 Foundation called "Through the Flower" - as she says it's not just an image, but a philosophy.) This limited edition signed silkscreen on stonehenge white paper with deckled edges (pencil signed, titled and numbered from the limited edition of only 100) is based on the famous 1973 Judy Chicago painting now in the permanent collection of the Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. So for any collector who seeks the most emblematic Judy Chicago print -- this is it.
For reference only is an image of Chicago's autobiography "Through the Flower", with an introduction written by Anais Nin.
According to the "Art Story" - below is an analysis of the original 1970s "Through the Flower" painting upon which this print is based:
"Created by the artist after Chicago's decade-long "struggl[e]... in a male-dominated art community," Through the Flower marks the artist's newfound embrace of less abstract and more accessible imagery: the female sexual organ, depicted here as a round element or opening. The painting's "trippy" opticality relates at least in part to the artist's experience with mood-altering drugs. The subject matter is radical: genitals were always demurely concealed or merely suggested in the tradition of the female nude, yet here the vaginal opening constitutes the focus of the work. Through the Flower is one of the landmark pieces of Chicago's early feminist phase. It serves as the title and cover of the artist's 1975 autobiography as well as the name of the non-profit feminist art organization she founded in 1978..."
33 inches vertical by 33 inches horizontal by 1.5 inches
Print 31 inches vertical by 31 inches horizontal


Height:   31.00
Width:   31.00
Depth:   0.20