Lot 19
  • 19

Sheila Hicks b. 1934

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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Description

  • `Squiggle'
  • with the artist's atelier label, titled, signed and dated, to reverse of frame
  • handwoven silk
  • 28 x 24 cm (11 x 9 1/2 in.)
executed in Taxco de Viejo, Mexico
handwoven silk



 

Exhibited

Sheila Hicks:  Weaving as a Metaphor, exhibition catalogue, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York, 12 July-15 October 2006

Literature

Arthur C. Danto, Joan Simon, and Nina Stritzler-Levine, Sheila Hicks:  Weaving as a Metaphor, New York, 2006, pp. 114-115

Lee Nordness, Objects:  USA, New York, 1970, pp. 336-337 (for other examples of her early work)

Catalogue Note

This current lot, a miniature designed by Sheila Hicks early in her career, exemplifies her bold innovative weaving style.  Born in the United States, Hicks is greatly influenced by her travels in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Morocco and Mexico, where this piece was made.  Hicks gained international notice in the 1960s as part of a group of artists redefining the classic art of weaving.  With an astute attention to colour and structure, as a fibre artist, Hicks presents a uniquely sculptural work. 

 

"I found my voice and my footing in my small work. It enabled me to build bridges between art, design, architecture and decorative arts."  Sheila Hicks

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