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Carol Rama

Spazio Anche Più Che Tempo, 1971

Rubber, synthetic leather and painted synthetic leather collage on Bindakote cardboard
9 1/2 × 12 in
24.1 × 30.5 cm
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London, London
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Signed, titled and dated 1971 on the reverse Rubber, synthetic leather and painted synthetic leather collage on Bindakote cardboard
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Copyright the Estate of the Artist. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery.
Carol Rama
Italian, 1918–2015
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In her decades-spanning practice, Carol Rama has explored sexuality and desire through different materials and mediums. Self-taught, Rama began painting as a means of dealing with family tragedies. In her early work in the 1930s and 1940s, she created lustful images of the female body, highlighting sexuality and pleasure as major themes. Rama later experimented with abstraction and assemblage in the vein of arte povera, using bicycle tires from her father’s factory before he declared bankruptcy and committed suicide. She returned to making paintings and watercolors in the 1980s. The recipient of the Golden Lion at the 50th Venice Biennale, Rama falls outside the confines of any particular artistic movement or period, but she remains a seminal figure and an important influence to artists such as Cindy Sherman and Kiki Smith.

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About the work
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1971 on the reverse Rubber, synthetic leather and painted synthetic leather collage on Bindakote cardboard
Image rights
Copyright the Estate of the Artist. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery.
Carol Rama
Italian, 1918–2015
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In her decades-spanning practice, Carol Rama has explored sexuality and desire through different materials and mediums. Self-taught, Rama began painting as a means of dealing with family tragedies. In her early work in the 1930s and 1940s, she created lustful images of the female body, highlighting sexuality and pleasure as major themes. Rama later experimented with abstraction and assemblage in the vein of arte povera, using bicycle tires from her father’s factory before he declared bankruptcy and committed suicide. She returned to making paintings and watercolors in the 1980s. The recipient of the Golden Lion at the 50th Venice Biennale, Rama falls outside the confines of any particular artistic movement or period, but she remains a seminal figure and an important influence to artists such as Cindy Sherman and Kiki Smith.

Carol Rama

Spazio Anche Più Che Tempo, 1971

Rubber, synthetic leather and painted synthetic leather collage on Bindakote cardboard
9 1/2 × 12 in
24.1 × 30.5 cm
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location
London, London
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