Judy Chicago – Butterfly for Brooklyn
Dimensions: 27 x 36″ size type / ? size type
Medium: archival pigment print on paper
Edition: ed. 3
On April 28, 2014, a crowd gathered in Prospect Park for a 20-minute pyrotechnic performance, “A Butterfly for Brooklyn,” by feminist art icon Judy Chicago in honor of her 75th birthday.
The fireworks had been installed earlier in the long meadow and arranged to form a butterfly — a metaphor for feminine liberation and resurrection that Chicago explored in earlier works like “The Dinner Party” (1974–79). The performance was first presented in 2012 in Pomona, California, inspired by a series called Atmospheres the artist staged around California between 1967 and 1974.