Return of the Butterfly
Dimensions: 26.5 x 26.5″
JJudy Chicago is an iconic feminist artist. Her Dinner Party, with place settings for strong women throughout history, is the centerpiece of the gallery of feminist art at the Brooklyn Museum. Chicago is an artist that will inevitably become a chapter in 21st century art history. This image is one of her early feminist images–the body of work that was exhibited at the Miami Institute of Contemporary Art and the body of work which is among her most widely known. The relationship between Chicago’s vibrating color and form to that of fellow New Mexico women artists such as Agnes Pelton and Georgia O’Keeffe can be felt in this image.
Judy Chicago is one of the most important artists of this century. New Mexico has been the home of some of the most compelling women artists of all time, including well-known names like Georgia O’Keeffe, Agnes Martin, Susan Rothenberg, Linda Benglis, and Agnes Pelton. Chicago has undoubtedly carved out her place in art history, as deeply or more so, than the artists listed above. Her “Dinner Party” is the quintessential work of Feminist Art, and is the centerpiece of the Gallery of Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. A major exhibition of Chicago’s works opened at the Miami Institute of Contemporary Art in 2018, and numerous books and museum exhibitions document her long and important role in contemporary art.
Major museums featuring Judy Chicago’s works include The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Penn State University Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and more.