Judy Chicago

(American, born 1939)

Judy Chicago is an American artist and major figure within the early Feminist Art movement of the 1970s, and is considered one of the most prominent voices in ongoing dialogue about women and art. Working alongside peers such as Miriam Schapiro, Chicago consistently challenges the male-dominated art world and sought to draw attention to traditionally dismissed craft, such as needlework and ceramics. Her iconic The Dinner Party (1974–1979—consisting of a large-scale triangular table complete with intricate table settings each laid for a different woman in history—remains her best-known work and an indelible moment in 20th-century cultural criticism. The ambitious piece was completed thanks to the work of hundreds of volunteers, and is now housed in the Brooklyn Museum. “I believe in art that is connected to real human feeling, that extends itself beyond the limits of the art world to embrace all people who are striving for alternatives in an increasingly dehumanized world,” Chicago once explained. “I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.” Born Judith Sylvia Cohen on July 20, 1939 in Chicago, IL, she was notably influenced by her father’s Marxist activism from an early age. She went on to study at the Art Institute of Chicago, eventually graduating from UCLA with a BFA in 1962 and an MFA in 1964. Her numerous solo exhibitions include those held at the Brooklyn Museum, Oakland Museum of California, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, among others.
Judy Chicago (74 results)
Old, 2013

Judy Chicago

Old, 2013

Sale Date: November 21, 2019

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Voices from the Song of Songs, 1997–1998

Judy Chicago

Voices from the Song of Songs, 1997–1998

Sale Date: October 24, 2019

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Dark Red, Blue, Green Domes (Small), 1968

Judy Chicago

Dark Red, Blue, Green Domes (Small), 1968

Sale Date: October 20, 2019

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STUDY FOR FRESNO FAN, 1970

Judy Chicago

STUDY FOR FRESNO FAN, 1970

Sale Date: May 17, 2019

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OLD, 2013

Judy Chicago

OLD, 2013

Sale Date: March 15, 2019

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EIGHT, 1965

Judy Chicago

EIGHT, 1965

Sale Date: March 1, 2019

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Untitled (Three circles)

Judy Chicago

Untitled (Three circles)

Sale Date: May 24, 2018

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Untitled (Three circles)

Judy Chicago

Untitled (Three circles)

Sale Date: May 24, 2018

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PEELING BACK, 1974

Judy Chicago

PEELING BACK, 1974

Sale Date: November 4, 2017

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Butterfly Vagina Erotic Series, 1975

Judy Chicago

Butterfly Vagina Erotic Series, 1975

Sale Date: October 24, 2017

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Pasadena Lifesavers Yellow #5, 1969–1970

Judy Chicago

Pasadena Lifesavers Yellow #5, 1969–1970

Sale Date: October 22, 2017

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Flesh Gate I, 1972

Judy Chicago

Flesh Gate I, 1972

Sale Date: November 1, 2016

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Reaching/Uniting/Becoming Free, 1979

Judy Chicago

Reaching/Uniting/Becoming Free, 1979

Sale Date: June 5, 2016

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Flashback, 1965

Judy Chicago

Flashback, 1965

Sale Date: June 5, 2016

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Study for Six Erotic Cookies on an Edible..., 1967

Judy Chicago

Study for Six Erotic Cookies on an Edible..., 1967

Sale Date: May 4, 2016

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Driving the world to destruction, 1988

Judy Chicago

Driving the world to destruction, 1988

Sale Date: December 5, 2015

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Test Plate for Hatshepsut, 1977-78;..., 1977–1978

Judy Chicago

Test Plate for Hatshepsut, 1977-78;..., 1977–1978

Sale Date: October 21, 2015

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