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Nancy Graves

To Belittle Consciousness, 1991

Hard & soft-ground etching, aquatint, drypoint, screenprint & gold leaf
31 3/8 × 42 1/2 in
79.7 × 108 cm
Edition 52/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,000
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About the work
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right
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Frame
Not included
Publisher
Aldo Crommelynck
Nancy Graves
American, 1939–1995
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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.

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About the work
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Aldo Crommelynck
Nancy Graves
American, 1939–1995
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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.

Nancy Graves

To Belittle Consciousness, 1991

Hard & soft-ground etching, aquatint, drypoint, screenprint & gold leaf
31 3/8 × 42 1/2 in
79.7 × 108 cm
Edition 52/75
This is part of a limited edition set.
$2,000
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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