Lynda Benglis, ‘Abu’, 1980, Heritage Auctions
Lynda Benglis, ‘Abu’, 1980, Heritage Auctions
Lynda Benglis, ‘Abu’, 1980, Heritage Auctions

Unframed

Signature: Signed, titled, and dated on the reverse: Abu, Benglis, 1980

About Lynda Benglis

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.

American, b. 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana , based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights

2016
New York,
Artworks
2015
Miami Beach,
Art Public

Solo Shows

2013
Philadelphia,
Lynda Benglis: Everything Flows (1980-2013)

Group Shows

2017
2016
New York,
Artworks
2015
Miami Beach,
Art Public
2015
Philadelphia,
Free Fall: Lynda Benglis & Polly Apfelbaum
2015
Philadelphia,
2013
New Orleans,
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