• Post-War & Contemporary Aftern auction at Christies

    Sale 2221

    Post-War & Contemporary Afternoon Session

    11 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 302

    Ghada Amer (b. 1963)

    Untitled

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    Estimate

    Ghada Amer (b. 1963)
    Untitled
    signed and dated 'Ghada Amer 95' (on the overlap)
    embroidery and acrylic gel on canvas
    70 1/8 x 57¾ in. (178.1 x 146.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1995.


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    I wasn't interested in knowing whether it's right or wrong that women spread their legs and show their bodies outside of the officially legitimizing private sphere. It only made me think that no one ever freely faces up to her own sexuality. I knew my body gave me pleasure, so why not show women while they are caressing themselves? I feel that for women, sex is strength and giving it up makes no sense (G. Amer as quoted in La Biennale di Venezia 48 Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, exh. cat., 1999, p. 196).

    Provenance

    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York


    Exhibited

    Venice, La Biennale di Venezia 48 Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, 1999, pp. 197-198 (illustrated).