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Ana Benaroya

It’s The Kiss of Death From Ms. Goldfinger

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Ana Benaroya

Ana Benaroya

It’s The Kiss of Death From Ms. Goldfinger

It’s The Kiss of Death From Ms. Goldfinger

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Ana Benaroya

b. 1986, New York, NY

It’s The Kiss of Death From Ms. Goldfinger


Executed in 2020.

Mixed media on paper

11 x 14 in

Framed: 16 7/8 x 20 ¾ x 1 in. (42.9 x 52.7 x 2.5 cm)


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Excellent condition. Signature and date on verso center, in pencil.


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Courtesy of Ross + Kramer / Arcature Fine Art

Ana Benaroya is interested in power: who holds it, how it is used, how it informs every narrative, and how it can be taken back – by women in particular. From a queer perspective she explores this notion of power, playng with the human body, both male and female, often anatomically exaggerated and at its moment of most extreme operetic drama. Benaroya's images imbue the female figure with a physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual power that is predominantly reserved for men.


Using the language of comics, caricature, and pop culture, she explores and expands the physical and emotional limits of her own body, noting that each body she depicts is an extension of her own. She is infuenced by images of bodybuilders, anatomy books, gig-posters, and artists such as Tom of Finland, Robert Colescott, the Chicago Imagists, as well as children’s artwork.