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  • Provenance

    The artist
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Luhring Augustine, Sculpture, March 23 – April 14, 2018

  • Catalogue Essay

    Janine Antoni
    Born 1964, Freeport, Bahamas

    1986 BA Sarah Lawrence College, New York
    1989 MFA Rhode Island School of Design

    Selected museum exhibitions: The Contemporary Austin, Texas (2019); Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2016); Magasin III Museum, Stockholm (2004); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2001); Whitney Museum of American Art (1998); Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (1995)
    Selected honors: Anonymous Was A Woman Grant (2014); John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2011); John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship (1998)
    Selected public collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art

    The title of Janine Antoni’s Caryatid refers to a component of classical Greek architecture in which a female figure replaces a typical column. Antoni has inverted the figure, turning it on its head: at first glance the photograph appears to capture the artist’s back as she balances upside-down on the clay pot, relieving the female body of the labor it traditionally performed. On second look, it is apparent that the photograph is inverted, exchanging the roles of support between vessel and body. Coupled with the photograph is the same clay vase, now broken into fragments that are held within its own remains.



chromogenic print and broken vessel (cracked green glaze over red oxide on an ovoid-bodied base with truncated neck)
print 29 3/4 x 91 1/4 in. (75.6 x 231.76 cm.)
vessel 11 x 12 x 18 in. (27.9 x 30.5 x 45.7 cm.)

Executed in 2003, this work is from a series of 14 unique variants. This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019