Ana Mendieta, ‘Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints)’, 1972, Photography, C-print, in 6 parts, Sotheby's
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Ana Mendieta

Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), 1972

C-print, in 6 parts
Edition 9/10
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TO LIVE WITH ART: Property from the Jerome & Ellen Stern Collection

each: 19 1/4 by 12 7/8 in. …

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Ana Mendieta
American, 1948–1985
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An influential artist best known for her “earth-body” performances, as she called them, Ana Mendieta explored her identity as a female emigrant in work that also encompassed photography, film, and sculpture. Exiled from Cuba at the age of 12 and sent to an orphanage in Iowa, Mendieta used the earth as a site to address issues of displacement, impressing her body in various outdoor locations and recording its imprint in photographs and video. In these Silueta works, performed from 1973–77, she would often fill in the silhouette of her body with materials including rocks, twigs, flowers, and blood, combining a concern with primal rituals and a modern, feminist sensibility. Mendieta wanted to invoke the “magic, knowledge, and power of primitive art…to express the immediacy of life and the eternity of nature,” as she once said. In other works she smeared herself with blood, or used it to trace her outline. She tragically died, aged 36, in New York when she fell from her 34th-floor apartment window; her husband, the artist Carl Andre, was acquitted of her murder.

Ana Mendieta, ‘Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints)’, 1972, Photography, C-print, in 6 parts, Sotheby's
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TO LIVE WITH ART: Property from the Jerome & Ellen Stern Collection

each: 19 1/4 by 12 7/8 in. 48.9 by 32.7 cm.

This work is number 9 from an edition of 10.

Please note this work was conceived in 1972 and executed posthumously by the estate in 1997. Please refer to Sothebys.com for updated exhibition and …

Medium
Signature
Each stamped with artist's signature and number 9/10 on reverse
Ana Mendieta
American, 1948–1985
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An influential artist best known for her “earth-body” performances, as she called them, Ana Mendieta explored her identity as a female emigrant in work that also encompassed photography, film, and sculpture. Exiled from Cuba at the age of 12 and sent to an orphanage in Iowa, Mendieta used the earth as a site to address issues of displacement, impressing her body in various outdoor locations and recording its imprint in photographs and video. In these Silueta works, performed from 1973–77, she would often fill in the silhouette of her body with materials including rocks, twigs, flowers, and blood, combining a concern with primal rituals and a modern, feminist sensibility. Mendieta wanted to invoke the “magic, knowledge, and power of primitive art…to express the immediacy of life and the eternity of nature,” as she once said. In other works she smeared herself with blood, or used it to trace her outline. She tragically died, aged 36, in New York when she fell from her 34th-floor apartment window; her husband, the artist Carl Andre, was acquitted of her murder.

Ana Mendieta

Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), 1972

C-print, in 6 parts
Edition 9/10
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