Lynda Benglis, ‘Lagniappe I’, 1978, Rago/Wright
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Lynda Benglis

Lagniappe I, 1978

Cast pigmented paper, polypropylene
47 × 20 1/2 × 5 1/4 in
119.4 × 52.1 × 13.3 cm
Edition 9/26
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From the edition of 26 unique works published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Sold with original …

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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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From the edition of 26 unique works published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. Sold with original invoice from Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

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Signed , dated and numbered to verso 'Lynda Benglis 9/26 78'
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

Lagniappe I, 1978

Cast pigmented paper, polypropylene
47 × 20 1/2 × 5 1/4 in
119.4 × 52.1 × 13.3 cm
Edition 9/26
Bidding closed
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