Lynda Benglis, ‘Abu’, 1980, Mixed Media, Wire, plaster, gesso, oil base, gold leaf, Heritage Auctions
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Lynda Benglis

Abu, 1980

Wire, plaster, gesso, oil base, gold leaf
36 in
91.4 cm
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Signed, titled, and dated on the reverse: Abu, Benglis, 1980
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Lynda Benglis
American, b. 1941
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Lynda Benglis moved to New York at the apex of Minimalism in the 1960s. Using brightly colored polyurethane foam and incorporating wide-ranging influences, such as Abstract Expressionism, Process Art, Minimalism, Feminist art, geological forms, and ceremonial totems, Benglis developed her instantly recognizable sculptural language of undulating, oozing biomorphic forms. Along with other feminist artists, she challenged the cool, rationalist premise of the male-dominated Minimalist movement, refusing to accept limitations, whether political or aesthetic. In addition to sculpture, Benglis works in video and photography, and has used media interventions (such as a well known ad placed in Artforum in 1974, showing the artist nude with a dildo between her legs) to explore notions of power and gender relations.

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Signed, titled, and dated on the reverse: Abu, Benglis, 1980
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Lynda Benglis
American, b. 1941
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Lynda Benglis moved to New York at the apex of Minimalism in the 1960s. Using brightly colored polyurethane foam and incorporating wide-ranging influences, such as Abstract Expressionism, Process Art, Minimalism, Feminist art, geological forms, and ceremonial totems, Benglis developed her instantly recognizable sculptural language of undulating, oozing biomorphic forms. Along with other feminist artists, she challenged the cool, rationalist premise of the male-dominated Minimalist movement, refusing to accept limitations, whether political or aesthetic. In addition to sculpture, Benglis works in video and photography, and has used media interventions (such as a well known ad placed in Artforum in 1974, showing the artist nude with a dildo between her legs) to explore notions of power and gender relations.

Lynda Benglis

Abu, 1980

Wire, plaster, gesso, oil base, gold leaf
36 in
91.4 cm
Bidding closed
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