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Dorothy Iannone

American, b. 1933

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Dorothy Iannone

American, b. 1933

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In her trademark psychedelic style, Dorothy Iannone depicts the transcendent spirituality of the female sexual experience. Her visual language is derived from Egyptian frescoes, Byzantine mosaics, and ancient fertility statues, and her subject of choice has been her declared muse, long-time lover and fellow artist Dieter Roth, and their sexual relationship. An Icelandic Saga (1978-86), a comic book-like series of drawings with handwritten text that recalls in great sexual detail Iannone’s early relationship with Roth, was featured in her 2010 solo at the New Museum. Iannone works on canvas, paper, wood, and, in later work, video and installation.

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Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
Biography

In her trademark psychedelic style, Dorothy Iannone depicts the transcendent spirituality of the female sexual experience. Her visual language is derived from Egyptian frescoes, Byzantine mosaics, and ancient fertility statues, and her subject of choice has been her declared muse, long-time lover and fellow artist Dieter Roth, and their sexual relationship. An Icelandic Saga (1978-86), a comic book-like series of drawings with handwritten text that recalls in great sexual detail Iannone’s early relationship with Roth, was featured in her 2010 solo at the New Museum. Iannone works on canvas, paper, wood, and, in later work, video and installation.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more
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