Kiki Smith, ‘Untitled (Bird)’, 1998, michael lisi / contemporary art

Continually captivated by nature, Kiki Smith proclaimed, “I dream about birds, birds are stand-ins for souls.” Her work is collected by major institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Tate Modern while her representations of birds are extensively collected by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The artwork offered here, created as an original lithograph with collage on wove paper, is hand-signed by the artist in pencil and dated, measuring 19 ¾ x 16 ½ in (50.2 x 42 cm), from the unnumbered edition of 100 as issued.

About Kiki Smith

Using a multitude of mediums and materials, Kiki Smith’s collections are meditations on life and spirituality, often featuring narratives about origins and endings. For the installation Pilgrim (2007-2010), Smith created nearly 30 panels of black and white stained glass supported by steel frames, each representing a stage in a woman’s life and evoking the stations of a pilgrimage. Smith has worked extensively in glass, from the molded sculpture of entangled spermatozoa in Untitled (1989–1990) to the rose window of the Eldridge Street Synagogue (2010) in New York City’s Lower East Side.

American, b. 1954, Nuremberg, Germany, based in New York, New York