Sue Williams, ‘Untitled;and Untitled’, 2000, Phillips

No Reserve
Both: 6 x 7 3/8 in. (15.2 x 18.7 cm)

Signature: Both signed in pencil, both framed.

ACRIA Benefit Auction, New York, 2000

About Sue Williams

Sue Williams explores issues of gender inequality and injustice through her semi-abstract paintings that depict forms of sexual violence, rape, battery, and emotional abuse. Forsaking the hyper-masculine themes and methods of Abstract Expressionism, she introduces figures of genitalia, severed body parts, and internal organs into her large, frenetic, compositions. Though influenced by cartoons, her later work has moved towards a purer abstraction, devoid of the more explicitly brutalized and mutilated forms of her earlier work and evoking the compositions of Jackson Pollock’s gestural paintings with her sweeping tangles of entrails.

American, b. 1954, Chicago, Illinois, based in Brooklyn, New York