Lynda Benglis, ‘DUAL NATURES (Framed with label from AIDS Project Los Angeles)’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Lynda Benglis, ‘DUAL NATURES (Framed with label from AIDS Project Los Angeles)’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Lynda Benglis, ‘DUAL NATURES (Framed with label from AIDS Project Los Angeles)’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Lynda Benglis, ‘DUAL NATURES (Framed with label from AIDS Project Los Angeles)’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery
Lynda Benglis, ‘DUAL NATURES (Framed with label from AIDS Project Los Angeles)’, 1990, Alpha 137 Gallery

This terrific mixed media lithograph with gold leaf on hand colored and painted gouache paper by art superstar Lynda Benglis was acquired from LA Art Night for Life II in 1993, an art auction and fundraiser to benefit AIDS Project, Los Angeles. The work is hand signed and numbered on the verso from the limited edition of 25. It is framed in an elegant museum frame hand made by Jerry Solomon Enterprises in Los Angeles. The frame bears the label of the LA Aids Project, a sticker noting it was sold there, along with the printers' label. It is in fine condition; framed and ready to hang.

This mixed media work began with hand-painted gouache paper in red. Then a photo-lithographic plate was made from Benglis' pleated sculptural forms and printed on top of the gold leafed shapes. Organically twisting and writhing like crumbled fabric, Benglis has an exceptional ability to transform materials into elegant baroque forms. She captures not only the essence of expressionism in each of her pieces, but the intangible delicacy of the abstraction.
Publisher: Solo Press, New York
Measurements:
Framed: 34 inches by 26.5 inches
Sheet: 31 inches by 24 inches

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Signature: Signed and dated on the verso of the arr work; verso of the frame also bears labels from LA AIDS Project Art Night, as well as Jerry Solomon Enterprises.

Los Angeles Aids Project Auction and Fundraiser - donated by the artist

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

Solo Shows

2018
2013
Philadelphia,
Lynda Benglis: Everything Flows (1980-2013)

Group Shows

2018
Philadelphia,
2018
Los Angeles,
2018
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 
New Orleans, LA, USA,
The Whole Drum Will Sound: Women in Southern Abstraction
2017
2016
New York,
Artworks
2015
Miami Beach,
Art Public
2012
Katherine Cone Gallery, 
Los Angeles,
You Don't Know Jack
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