Janine Antoni, ‘If I Die Before I Wake (mother's hand meets daughter's hand in prayer)’, 2004, Sculpture, Porcelain nightlight with electrical fixture, Art in General Benefit Auction
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Janine Antoni

If I Die Before I Wake (mother's hand meets daughter's hand in prayer), 2004

Porcelain nightlight with electrical fixture
5 3/8 × 4 1/4 × 6 in
13.7 × 10.8 × 15.2 cm
Edition 19/25
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Bidding closed
Art in General Benefit Auction

Bahamian artist Janine Antoni is diligently corporeal in her approach to performance and sculpture. …

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On bottom of the sculpture near lightbulb
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© Janine Antoni; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Janine Antoni
Bahamian, b. 1964
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For Janine Antoni, the body is a tool with which to create art. Combining performance and sculpture, she investigates such everyday activities as eating and sleeping. In her breakthrough piece Gnaw (1992), she used her mouth to chisel away at two Minimalist-looking cubes—one made of 600 pounds of lard and the other of chocolate. With the discarded mouthfuls of chocolate and lard, she created 27 boxes of chocolates and 130 tubes of lipstick. “For me, creativity is about unlocking memories within the body. It’s also about thinking with the body,” she has said. Antoni’s work has been compared to the body-oriented work of Feminist artists Carolee Schneemann, Ana Mendieta, and Hannah Wilke. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998.

Janine Antoni, ‘If I Die Before I Wake (mother's hand meets daughter's hand in prayer)’, 2004, Sculpture, Porcelain nightlight with electrical fixture, Art in General Benefit Auction
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Bahamian artist Janine Antoni is diligently corporeal in her approach to performance and sculpture. In the video piece “Touch,” she spent months training to walk across a tightrope over water, just level enough with the horizon line that it appeared miraculous. Balance and divinity are joined once again in her work If …

Medium
Signature
On bottom of the sculpture near lightbulb
Image rights
© Janine Antoni; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
Janine Antoni
Bahamian, b. 1964
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For Janine Antoni, the body is a tool with which to create art. Combining performance and sculpture, she investigates such everyday activities as eating and sleeping. In her breakthrough piece Gnaw (1992), she used her mouth to chisel away at two Minimalist-looking cubes—one made of 600 pounds of lard and the other of chocolate. With the discarded mouthfuls of chocolate and lard, she created 27 boxes of chocolates and 130 tubes of lipstick. “For me, creativity is about unlocking memories within the body. It’s also about thinking with the body,” she has said. Antoni’s work has been compared to the body-oriented work of Feminist artists Carolee Schneemann, Ana Mendieta, and Hannah Wilke. She was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1998.

Janine Antoni

If I Die Before I Wake (mother's hand meets daughter's hand in prayer), 2004

Porcelain nightlight with electrical fixture
5 3/8 × 4 1/4 × 6 in
13.7 × 10.8 × 15.2 cm
Edition 19/25
.
Bidding closed
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