In the Studio with Ghada Amer
Signed, titled and dated 'Ghada Amer "A KISS FROM ALISON" 2002' on the overlap. Further signed and dated 'Ghada Amer 02' on the turnover edge.
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London, Gagosian Gallery, Ghada Amer, 2002 (illustrated in colour, p. 41).
Valencia, IVAM Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Ghada Amer, 2004 (illustrated in colour, p. 83).
Rome, MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporaneo Roma, Ghada Amer, 2007 (illustrated in colour pp. 100-101).
Gagosian Gallery, London
London, Christie's, Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction, 2 July 2014, lot 270
Acquired at the above by the present owner
Ghada Amer has received widespread attention for her thickly embroidered canvases that feature fragmented erotic imagery sourced from pornographic magazines. Originally produced to inspire lust, in Amer’s hands the pornographic images are transformed into meditations on the private nature of ecstasy. "I liked the idea of representing women through the medium of thread because it is so identified with femininity," she once said. "I wanted to 'paint' a woman with embroidery, too." Otherwise known as a painter and sculptor, Amer has dedicated her career to a highly personal exploration of femininity in various contexts. Her 2008 mid-career survey at the Brooklyn Museum included paintings, sculpture, illustration, performances, and installation pieces that explored the mysteries of love, war, and violence.
Egyptian, b. 1963, Cairo, Egypt, based in New York, New York