Judy Chicago – Study for A for Susan B. Anthony I


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Judy Chicago – Study for A for Susan B. Anthony I

Dimensions: 15.5 x 18.5″ framed / 8.5 x 11″ unframed
Year: 1978
Medium: ink and pen on paper

We release Judy Chicago’s rare, historic drawing for the Susan B. Anthony runner from her landmark work “The Dinner Party” on this historic day in America, because it reminds us of the liberties we embrace as free and equal citizens. Susan B. Anthony fought tirelessly for women’s right to vote, be educated, manage their own earnings, and administer their own property. She and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded The Revolution, a newspaper whose masthead proclaimed: ‘Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” Anthony and Stanton drafted the text for the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony’s work 150 years ago made it possible not only for women to vote, but for them to rise to all levels of society, including being able to make the first woman vice president of the United States a reality.

Please inquire about this work if you wish to collect a true work of feminist art history.

Judy Chicago’s artworks are found in the permanent collections of the world’s top museums. 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.