Nine Fragments from the Delta of Venus Dimensions: 17.75 x 17.75 x 1.5″ Year: 2004 Media: nine color etching and aquatint print portfolio
This heart-shaped portfolio box contains nine limited edition prints by Judy Chicago, featuring excerpts of language by Anais Nin. Chicago regarded Nin as her mentor, and she created this portfolio in honor of their encounters, but also to claim the sexual, erotic territory in art that has traditionally been claimed by male artists, and consumed by a male audience. Chicago is widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary feminist artists, and is universally known for her “The Dinner Party”, now on view as the centerpiece of the Sackler Gallery of Feminist art at the Brooklyn Museum.
Turner Carroll does not typically represent erotic art, though Chicago’s work goes well beyond merely the erotic, into much more profound historic territory. Judy Chicago bulldozed her way into the art world in a manner that took fierce determination and personal sacrifice. She brought international awareness to women throughout history whose memories could easily fall into oblivion had she not done so. To learn more about Judy Chicago’s life and art, read this article from 2/7/18 New York Times.
In collecting this print portfolio, you are collecting a landmark artist in the history of art
***These images are sexually explicit, so fair warning! To see additional images in the heart-shaped portfolio box, click here.