Artwork Description

Judy Chicago – Immolation

Dimensions: 48 x 48″ finished size / 48 x 48″ unframed
Year: 1972/2019
Medium: ChromaLuxe metal print
Edition: ed. 2/3

Judy Chicago’s Immolation was created in 1972 and is still as powerful an image as it was at that time. Her title, Immolation, refers to the Indian practice of sati, in which a woman sets herself on fire on her husband’s funeral pyre. Flash Art Magazine used the image on its January 2019 cover, stating ” Judy Chicago’s Immolation (1972) from her “Women and Smoke” series (1968–74) counts among those Chicago made before taking up the central core imagery that constitutes her landmark 1974–79 work The Dinner Party, with which she is often narrowly identified.”

Chicago’s Immolation image is featured in her career retrospective at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.