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Robert Morris, The Mind/Body Problem (Signed and dated), 1995

Robert Morris
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Robert Morris

The Mind/Body Problem (Signed and dated), 1995

Offset lithograph
33 × 23 1/2 in
 
Edition of 250 (this is a hand signed print, aside from the regular unsigned edition)
 

This work was acquired from the estate of artist and noted art collector Rick Collar. This limited edition hand signed offset lithograph, published on the occasion of a 1995 German museum exhibition, reprises Robert Morris' historic and controversial advertisement for his New York Castelli-Sonnabend exhibition from April 6-27, 1974. According to Wikiart, the original poster was part of Robert Morris' "continuing dialogue with the artist Lynda Benglis, with whom he had previously collaborated on film projects. In the ad, featured in Artforum magazine, Morris is seen from the waist up, flexing his muscles and outfitted only in S & M gear: a German Army helmet, aviator sunglasses, steel chains, and a spiked collar. While striking in itself, Morris's hypermasculine self-portrait is important for prompting an image that gave rise to a huge controversy on the pages of Artforum: a centerfold ad in that same magazine featuring a photograph of Benglis, naked but for a pair of sunglasses, a diamond earring, and sporting an enormous dildo. While Morris's image barely raised an eyebrow, "the Benglis ad" was met with an angry uproar that dramatically illustrated the sexual double standard. Interestingly, one of the loudest voices of condemnation against was the art critic Rosalind Krauss, who had actually photographed Morris for the Castelli-Sonnabend poster; along with other editors of Artforum, Krauss called the ad "an object of extreme vulgarity" that succeeded in "brutalizing ourselves and, we think, our readers."..."

Signed and dated '97 in black marker by Robert Morris; unnumbered
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Robert Morris

The Mind/Body Problem (Signed and dated), 1995

Offset lithograph
33 × 23 1/2 in
 
Edition of 250 (this is a hand signed print, aside from the regular unsigned edition)
 

This work was acquired from the estate of artist and noted art collector Rick Collar. This limited edition hand signed offset lithograph, published on the occasion of a 1995 German museum exhibition, reprises Robert Morris' historic and controversial advertisement for his New York Castelli-Sonnabend exhibition from April 6-27, 1974. According to Wikiart, the original poster was part of Robert Morris' "continuing dialogue with the artist Lynda Benglis, with whom he had previously collaborated on film projects. In the ad, featured in Artforum magazine, Morris is seen from the waist up, flexing his muscles and outfitted only in S & M gear: a German Army helmet, aviator sunglasses, steel chains, and a spiked collar. While striking in itself, Morris's hypermasculine self-portrait is important for prompting an image that gave rise to a huge controversy on the pages of Artforum: a centerfold ad in that same magazine featuring a photograph of Benglis, naked but for a pair of sunglasses, a diamond earring, and sporting an enormous dildo. While Morris's image barely raised an eyebrow, "the Benglis ad" was met with an angry uproar that dramatically illustrated the sexual double standard. Interestingly, one of the loudest voices of condemnation against was the art critic Rosalind Krauss, who had actually photographed Morris for the Castelli-Sonnabend poster; along with other editors of Artforum, Krauss called the ad "an object of extreme vulgarity" that succeeded in "brutalizing ourselves and, we think, our readers."..."

Signed and dated '97 in black marker by Robert Morris; unnumbered

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Weight: 1.00 LBS
Width: 23.50
Height: 33.00
Min Purchase Qty: 1 unit
Max Purchase Qty: 1 unit
Shipping: Calculated at Checkout