Ana Mendieta - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, November 17, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Lelong, New York
    Private Collection, New York (acquired in 2001)

  • Literature

    Beatrice Merz, Ana Mendieta. She Got Love, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, 2013, pp. 126-129 (variants from the series illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I have been carrying out a dialogue between the landscape and the female body (based on my own silhouette). I believe this has been a direct result of my having been torn from my homeland (Cuba) during my adolescence. I am overwhelmed by the feeling of having been cast from the womb (nature). My art is the way I re-establish the bonds that unite me to the universe. It is a return to the maternal source. Through my earth/body sculptures I become one with the earth ... I become an extension of nature and nature becomes an extension of my body. This obsessive act of reasserting my ties with the earth is really the reactivation of primaeval beliefs ... [in] an omnipresent female force, the after-image of being encompassed within the womb."-Ana Mendieta, 1988


Untitled (from the Silueta Series)

stamp signed by the artist "Ana Mendieta" and "Raquel Mendieta" administrator of the estate; further inscribed with the artist's initials and consecutively numbered "AM GP: 0876 ED. # 7/10 image #1" on the reverse
9 color chromogenic prints
i) ii) iii) iv) vii) image 13 1/4 x 19 7/8 in. (33.7 x 50.5 cm.)
i) ii) iii) iv) vii) sheet 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.)
v) vi) viii) ix) image 19 7/8 x 13 1/4 in. (50.5 x 33.7 cm.)
v) vi) viii) ix) sheet 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)

Executed in July 1976, this work is number 7 from an edition of 10 Estate prints.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $62,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 17 November 2016