Senga Nengudi, ‘Eggactly’, 1996, Dry cleaner's plastic bag and spray paint on paper, Thomas Erben Gallery
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Senga Nengudi

Eggactly, 1996

Dry cleaner's plastic bag and spray paint on paper
45 × 25 in
114.3 × 63.5 cm
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New York
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Courtesy the artist and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York.
Senga Nengudi
American, b. 1943
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Among the first artists to exhibit at Just Above Midtown, New York’s first gallery to regularly feature African American artists, Senga Nengudi expresses her ideas about the human body through performance-based sculptures and installations. Her best-known work R.S.V.P. (1975)—so called because the artist really wanted people to respond—was an installation of sand-filled, dark-hued pantyhose knotted and stretched into all directions. “It relates to the elasticity of the human body," Nengudi said. "From tender, tight beginnings to sagging… The body can only stand so much push and pull until it gives way." Her more recent work has included performative installations, variously incorporating ritual dance, sand painting, original music and videos, and cross-cultural references to the crafts of indigenous cultures around the world.

Senga Nengudi, ‘Eggactly’, 1996, Dry cleaner's plastic bag and spray paint on paper, Thomas Erben Gallery
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Senga Nengudi
American, b. 1943
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Among the first artists to exhibit at Just Above Midtown, New York’s first gallery to regularly feature African American artists, Senga Nengudi expresses her ideas about the human body through performance-based sculptures and installations. Her best-known work R.S.V.P. (1975)—so called because the artist really wanted people to respond—was an installation of sand-filled, dark-hued pantyhose knotted and stretched into all directions. “It relates to the elasticity of the human body," Nengudi said. "From tender, tight beginnings to sagging… The body can only stand so much push and pull until it gives way." Her more recent work has included performative installations, variously incorporating ritual dance, sand painting, original music and videos, and cross-cultural references to the crafts of indigenous cultures around the world.

Senga Nengudi

Eggactly, 1996

Dry cleaner's plastic bag and spray paint on paper
45 × 25 in
114.3 × 63.5 cm
Sold
Location
New York
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