Lot 9
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HANNAH WILKE (1940 - 1993) | Untitled, 'circa' 1965

3,000 - 5,000 USD
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  • Hannah Wilke (1940 - 1993)
  • Untitled, 'circa' 1965
graphite and pastel on paper; signed


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

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.