Nancy Graves, ‘CLASH OF CULTURES’, 1988, Alpha 137 Gallery
Nancy Graves, ‘CLASH OF CULTURES’, 1988, Alpha 137 Gallery

If this large, powerful and uncommon (limited edition of only 50) signed and numbered 1988 Nancy Graves work on paper is one of your favorites - you are not alone! It happens to be the very image chosen for the cover of the catalogue raisonne of Nancy Graves printed works. Nancy Graves: Excavations in Print : A Catalogue Raisonne Hardcover – March, 1996 by Thomas Padon (Author), Carter J. Brown (Introduction). (Book cover image shown for reference only.)

Nancy Graves (1938-1995), an accomplished and inventive sculptor and printmaker who was once married to Richard Serra, whom she met at Yale School of Art. She later died of breast cancer at the young age of only 58, but not before finding a more fulfilling relationship after her marriage to Serra. Nancy Graves was the first woman to be awarded a solo retrospective at the Whitney Museum.

Unframed and in very good condition. This large work would look absolutely stunning when framed and hung.
Printer: Vigna Antoniniana Stamperia de'Arte;
Publisher: 2RC Edizioni d'Arte

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Signature: Signed in pencil, dated and numbered from the edition of 50. Bears chop and logos of Vigna Antoniniana Stamperia de'Arte and 2RC Edizioni d'Arte, lower left.

Publisher: 2RC Edizioni d'Arte

Catalogue Raisonne: Nancy Graves, Excavations in Print, Thomas Padon, 1996, Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

About Nancy Graves

The first female artist to receive a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Nancy Graves emerged from 1970s New York alongside fellow artists Lynda Benglis and Richard Serra. Graves works in a style distinct from her postminimalist peers’, creating works that range from representation to abstraction. Inspired by the natural universe and science, she painted expressive compositions drawn from satellite imagery and weather systems. She is perhaps best known for Camels (1968), a trio of life-size animals that referenced taxidermy, using burlap, wax, fiberglass, and animal skin to hyperrealistic sculptural effects. Graves’s prolific practice expanded to eventually include assemblage, film, and gouache works on paper.

American, 1939-1995, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, based in New York, New York