Nancy Graves, ‘Landed (Glass Series)’, 1983, Debra Force Fine Art

Signature: signed N. Graves, dated 12-83 TX, and inscribed with title on red leaf

New York, Brooklyn Museum, Six in Bronze, October 26, 1984 – January 6, 1985
New York, Knoedler & Company, Nancy Graves, Points of Departure: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, March 15 – April 20, 2000, no. 3

E.A. Carmean, Jr., The Sculpture of Nancy Graves, A Catalogue Raisonné, (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1987), p. 130, no. 128, illus.

Nancy Graves Foundation, Inc., New York
[Knoedler & Company, New York]
Private collection, Massachusetts, acquired directly from the above, 2000

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