Judy Chicago – Eleanor of Aquitane-Line Drawing Plate Study
Dimensions: 17.75 x 20″ framed / 8.5 x 11″ unframed
Medium: ink on paper
Judy Chicago’s artworks are found in the permanent collections of the world’s top museums. Eleanor of Acquitane was one of the most powerful women of the 12th century. She was queen of France and then England, and she led one of the crusades. This drawing is Judy Chicago’s design for the Eleanor of Aquitane plate in Chicago’s most famous work, The Dinner Party. The Dinner Party is widely regarded as the most important wok in the history of Feminist Art, and resides in its own designated gallery at the Brooklyn Art Museum. This is an extremely rare work and is highly collectible.
Gloria Steinem, upon introducing her long time friend as she was being honored by the Hammer Museum, famously said she could define art history as before and after Judy Chicago. There are numerous monographs and books about Judy Chicago, including the most recent monograph published by National Museum of Women in the Arts. Art historians and curators can search the Judy Chicago Portal, which combines her archives at Harvard, Penn State, and National Museum of Women in the Arts. In 2020 Judy Chicago completed a widely acclaimed collaboration with Dior Couture in Paris, in which her Female Divine monumental sculpture was erected outside the Rodin Museum in Paris and housed her banners posing the question “What if Women Ruled the World?” Read more about why Dior invited her to collaborate with them to champion female is an iconic image by Judy Chicago, who is one of the most important contemporary artists of the last 100 years.