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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art / Henry Gallery, Woman Rising, 1974-1975
    New York, David Lewis Gallery, Shape Shifter, March 3 – April 21, 2019

  • Catalogue Essay

    Mary Beth Edelson
    Born 1933, East Chicago, Indiana

    1955 BA DePauw University, Indiana
    1958 MA New York University

    Selected museum exhibitions: Kunsthalle Münster (2018); Princeton University, New Jersey (2015); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2014); Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden (2006); Stony Brook Museum, SUNY (2002); University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1989); Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C. (1989); MoMA PS1, New York (1986); Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (1983); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (1980); Franklin Furnace, New York (1978)
    Selected honors: International Artists Studio Program, Sweden (2006); Yaddo Residency (2005); Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2001); Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2000); Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, DePauw University, Indiana (1993)
    Selected public collections: Brooklyn Museum; Detroit Institute of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Malmö Konstmuseum, Sweden; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington; Tate Modern, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Whitney Museum of American Art

    A celebrated American artist, Mary Beth Edelson is an activist, and pioneer of the first-generation feminist art movement. For the past fifty years she has created iconic works of art – ranging from photography, painting, sculpture, and drawing to performance, print making, books, collages and murals – often using her own body as canvas and subject matter. Celtic, 1974-1975, is from her series of Great Goddess Cut-Outs. Standing 8 feet high, this shaped painting asserts itself as an iconic and archetypal emblem of femininity and spirituality across time and cultures.

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Celtic

signed and titled on the reverse
painted plywood
96 x 48 in. (243.8 x 121.9 cm.)
Executed in 1974-1975.

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NOMEN: American Women Artists from 1945 to Today

New York Selling Exhibition 19 June - 3 August 2019