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Phillips

(i-ii) 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
(iii-vi) 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

From the Catalogue:
“I decided that for the images to have magic qualities… I had to go to the source of life.”
Ana Mendieta
Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Signature
Each stamped "Ana Mendieta Raquel Mendieta Harrington Administratix of The Estate" on the reverse; each further numbered …

Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Ana Mendieta brought an intimate, distinctly feminist approach to the burgeoning realms of land art and earthworks. In her performances, photographs, films, sculptures, and more, the artist explored the mystical and emotional connections between her body and the natural world. In her “Silueta” series (1973–80) of “earth-body” performances, for example, she lay directly on the earth and made silhouettes. Medieta then documented her imprint with paint, blood, or found materials such as twigs or flowers and photographed the results. Her works could be gruesome and haunting, and it’s tempting to read them as prophecies of her brutal, untimely death in 1985. Mendieta received her MFA from the University of Iowa’s intermedia program before moving to New York City, and she exhibited extensively there and in cities such as Havana, Miami, and Rome during her lifetime. Her practice has since been subject to revived interest, and her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, Museo Jumex, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the New Museum, among other institutions.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Ana Mendieta: Covered in Time and HistoryJeu de Paume
2016
Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive FilmsGalerie Lelong & Co.
Ana Mendieta: Experimental and Interactive FilmsGalerie Lelong & Co.
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Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints), Photographed in 1972 and printed in 1997

Suite of six color photographs
Edition 6/10
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Phillips

(i-ii) 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
(iii-vi) 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)

From the Catalogue:
“I …

Medium
Signature
Each stamped "Ana Mendieta Raquel Mendieta Harrington Administratix of The Estate" on the reverse; each further numbered …

Throughout the 1970s and ’80s, Ana Mendieta brought an intimate, distinctly feminist approach to the burgeoning realms of land art and earthworks. In her performances, photographs, films, sculptures, and more, the artist explored the mystical and emotional connections between her body and the natural world. In her “Silueta” series (1973–80) of “earth-body” performances, for example, she lay directly on the earth and made silhouettes. Medieta then documented her imprint with paint, blood, or found materials such as twigs or flowers and photographed the results. Her works could be gruesome and haunting, and it’s tempting to read them as prophecies of her brutal, untimely death in 1985. Mendieta received her MFA from the University of Iowa’s intermedia program before moving to New York City, and she exhibited extensively there and in cities such as Havana, Miami, and Rome during her lifetime. Her practice has since been subject to revived interest, and her work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, Museo Jumex, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the New Museum, among other institutions.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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