Lisa Anne Auerbach, ‘Snowflake’, 2018, Island Press
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Lisa Anne Auerbach

Snowflake, 2018

Relief print from 1080 individually inked plates
45 1/2 × 39 in
115.6 × 99.1 cm
Editions 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13 of 14 + 2AP
.
$6,200
Location
St. Louis
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Island Press
St. Louis

In Snowflake, Lisa Anne Auerbach translates an original knitting pattern done in the Scandinavian …

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Lisa Anne Auerbach
American, b. 1967
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Lisa Ann Auerbach’s work spans installation, textiles, photography, and zine production, though she is best known for her knit sweaters displaying political missives. These garments channel female labor, craft, DIY culture, and text-based conceptual art by figures such as Sister Corita Kent. Auerbach typically knits the sweaters to fit her body, adorning them with messages that have a leftist bent; as a bike activist in Los Angeles, she created a sweater that read, “This lane is my lane. This lane is your lane,” alluding to Woody Guthrie’s famous song. The singularity and materiality of each sweater suggests an enduring commitment to their slogans unlike the more disposable political t-shirt. “The sweaters activate a different sense of security, here denoting a kind of indestructibility, as well as a cloak or shield of protection,” wrote Julia Bryan-Wilson of Auerbach’s work.

Lisa Anne Auerbach, ‘Snowflake’, 2018, Island Press
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In Snowflake, Lisa Anne Auerbach translates an original knitting pattern done in the Scandinavian tradition depicting a motif that might commonly be seen on a winter sweater - snowflakes. Here, the snowflake is a snowflake but it is also a reference to the historical and current cultural and political uses of the …

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Island Press
Lisa Anne Auerbach
American, b. 1967
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Lisa Ann Auerbach’s work spans installation, textiles, photography, and zine production, though she is best known for her knit sweaters displaying political missives. These garments channel female labor, craft, DIY culture, and text-based conceptual art by figures such as Sister Corita Kent. Auerbach typically knits the sweaters to fit her body, adorning them with messages that have a leftist bent; as a bike activist in Los Angeles, she created a sweater that read, “This lane is my lane. This lane is your lane,” alluding to Woody Guthrie’s famous song. The singularity and materiality of each sweater suggests an enduring commitment to their slogans unlike the more disposable political t-shirt. “The sweaters activate a different sense of security, here denoting a kind of indestructibility, as well as a cloak or shield of protection,” wrote Julia Bryan-Wilson of Auerbach’s work.

Lisa Anne Auerbach

Snowflake, 2018

Relief print from 1080 individually inked plates
45 1/2 × 39 in
115.6 × 99.1 cm
Editions 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13 of 14 + 2AP
.
$6,200
Location
St. Louis
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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