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Kiki Smith (American, b.1954)
LOT ID: 94507
Litter, 1999

Lithograph, with platinum-leaf additions on mold-made Arches paper
22 х 30 in. (55.88 x 76.2 cm.)
Signed, lower right
Edition 24/50
Foundry/Publisher Benefit for Fireplace Editions/Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
Lot description
Kiki Smith deals with issues of identity, fantasy, and the human body in her work. In her animal studies, she explores the similarities between humans and animals through detailed depictions of hair and fur, feathers and skin. In "Litter," a mother cat is nursing a litter of four white kittens, which are nearly obscured by her fur as viewed from above. The mother cat's eyes and nose, two of her paws, and a nipple are highlighted with hand-applied platinum leaf. Here, the artist is celebrating life and the feminine ability to create and nurture offspring.
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