Lot 9
  • 9

HANNAH WILKE (1940 - 1993) | Untitled, 'circa' 1965

3,000 - 5,000 USD
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  • Hannah Wilke (1940 - 1993)
  • Untitled, 'circa' 1965
  • Sheet: 8 1/8 by 5 1/8 in. (20.6 by 13 cm.); Framed: 12 3/8 by 9 1/4 in. (31.4 by 23.5 cm.)
  • Executed 'circa' 1965.
graphite and pastel on paper; signed


Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner


This work is in good condition overall. The sheet is adhered to a mat sheet and the backing board. There is an undulation to the sheet. The sheet is yellowed. There is scattered adhesive residue, most visible in the upper right corner. There is scattered foxing and accretions. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Catalogue Note

Hannah Wilke is acclaimed for pioneering feminist art. Her work boldly questions the objectification of the female body, the male gaze, and the inherent contradictions within the feminist movement of the time. Wilke was also at the forefront of performance art, using her body as a living sculpture in the “Performalist Self Portraits” series. She made pastel and graphite drawings throughout her life, the later ones conversing with her battle with cancer.