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Ghada Amer

Two works: (i) Amalia and I; (ii) Pink Wallpaper, 2000

(i) aquatint with sugar lift and soft ground on Hahnemuhle-Durer etching paper (ii) aquatint with sugar lift, soft ground and drypoint on Hahnemuhle-Durer etching paper
Edition 28/40
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Phillips

These works are number 28 from an edition of 40, published by Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York.

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These works are number 28 from an edition of 40, published by Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York.

each image 7 7/8 x 10 in. (20 x 25.4 cm.)
each sheet 18 3/8 x 15 1/2 in. (46.7 x 39.4 cm.)

Signature
Each numbered "28/40" lower left and signed and dated "Ghada Amer 00" lower right
Publisher
Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York
Ghada Amer
Egyptian, b. 1963
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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.

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About the work
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Phillips

These works are number 28 from an edition of 40, published by Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York.

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These works are number 28 from an edition of 40, published by Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York.

each image 7 7/8 x 10 in. (20 x 25.4 cm.)
each sheet 18 3/8 x 15 1/2 in. (46.7 x 39.4 cm.)

Signature
Each numbered "28/40" lower left and signed and dated "Ghada Amer 00" lower right
Publisher
Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York
Ghada Amer
Egyptian, b. 1963
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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.

Ghada Amer

Two works: (i) Amalia and I; (ii) Pink Wallpaper, 2000

(i) aquatint with sugar lift and soft ground on Hahnemuhle-Durer etching paper (ii) aquatint with sugar lift, soft ground and drypoint on Hahnemuhle-Durer etching paper
Edition 28/40
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