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Kiki Smith (American, b.1954)
LOT ID: 73879
Winter, 1999

Photogravure, Etching, aquatint and drypoint with scraping and burnishing
22 х 15 in. (55.88 x 38.1 cm.)
Signed, dated in pencil lower right
Print/Casting Year 1999
Edition 60
Foundry/Publisher Collaborator: Jonathan Higgins
Lot description
"Winter" is floated and framed in an elegant black wooden frame. This poignant and self-referential photogravure, etching, aquatint and drypoint with hand scraping and burnishing was published in a relatively small edition of 60.

"Winter", is part II of the series "Fall/Winter", and is a leading example of Kiki Smith’s continuing interest in the human body and its relationship to the animal and natural world. This print illustrates one rotation of life’s perpetual cycle of birth, death, and regeneration. In the Winter 1999 issue of Art Journal, the art historian and critic Maura Reilly observes, “By offering up the last two seasons (there is no Spring/Summer), Smith underscores the fragility of life....” The seated woman, clearly a self-portrait, reveals a vulnerable body succumbing to the darker forces of nature..."

Indeed, human mortality and life’s interconnectedness with the natural world fascinates Smith. Considered one of the most influential artists of her generation, Smith incorporates enigmatic and radical reinterpretations of conventional representations of the human form in her work. Represented by Pace Wildenstein Gallery, Smith has had numerous exhibitions throughout the world, including solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, both in New York; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; and the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland, among many others. Her work is in public and private collections worldwide. Daughter of artist Tony Smith and actress and opera singer Jane Lawrence, Kiki Smith was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1954. Classified as a “Feminist artist,” Smith uses a multitude of mediums to provocatively explore the political and social issues dealing with gender and race. Often undermining the traditional erotic nature of artistic representations of women.The Modern Museum of Art in New York has collected her work consistently and owns over fifty of her print projects. In 2005, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective of Smith’s work entitled “Kiki Smith, A Gathering 1980-2005”, which traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 2006.
The sheet itself measures 22 inches (vertical) by 15 inches (horizontal.)

Framed, it measures 25.25 by 18.25 inches. The image itself is 9 square inches. It is in MINT condition. MAKES A FINE GIFT AS IT IS READY TO HANG!
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