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E.V. Day

Moon Mission 1, 2009

Linen blowout on cotton base sheet
30 × 40 in
76.2 × 101.6 cm
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Dieu Donné Benefit Auction

part of triptych with Moon Mission 2 and 3

part of triptych with Moon Mission 2 and 3

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Initialed and dated lower right recto; annotated verso
E.V. Day
American, b. 1967
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Working primarily in sculpture and installation, E.V. Day explores sexuality and popular culture through a feminist lens, upending symbols of the feminine ideal. In her series of mummified Barbie dolls, Day presented the iconic female figurines encased in materials such as beeswax and silver, which she described as transforming “a sexual or feminized trope into a statement of power and independence.” During a residency at Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France in 2010, Day produced prints of flowers that were clipped, pressed in a microwave, scanned digitally, and magnified to 18 times their original size. She then manipulated their forms by mirroring half of each image so that the flowers appear perfectly symmetrical. Through this process, Day removed the suggestion of femininity and organic sexuality that flowers are often associated with, instead presenting images that recall religious iconography—mandalas, shivas, and chalices.

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About the work
Dieu Donné Benefit Auction

part of triptych with Moon Mission 2 and 3

part of triptych with Moon Mission 2 and 3

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Initialed and dated lower right recto; annotated verso
E.V. Day
American, b. 1967
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Working primarily in sculpture and installation, E.V. Day explores sexuality and popular culture through a feminist lens, upending symbols of the feminine ideal. In her series of mummified Barbie dolls, Day presented the iconic female figurines encased in materials such as beeswax and silver, which she described as transforming “a sexual or feminized trope into a statement of power and independence.” During a residency at Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny, France in 2010, Day produced prints of flowers that were clipped, pressed in a microwave, scanned digitally, and magnified to 18 times their original size. She then manipulated their forms by mirroring half of each image so that the flowers appear perfectly symmetrical. Through this process, Day removed the suggestion of femininity and organic sexuality that flowers are often associated with, instead presenting images that recall religious iconography—mandalas, shivas, and chalices.

E.V. Day

Moon Mission 1, 2009

Linen blowout on cotton base sheet
30 × 40 in
76.2 × 101.6 cm
Bidding closed
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