LYNDA BENGLIS (B. 1941)
Property from the Estate of Sondra Gilman
LYNDA BENGLIS (B. 1941)

Klaus

Details
LYNDA BENGLIS (B. 1941)
Klaus
aluminum wire mesh, aluminum foil and enamel
53 x 18 x 12 in. (134.6 x 45.7 x 30.5 cm.)
Executed in 1974.
Provenance
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1974
Exhibited
New York, Paula Cooper Gallery, Lynda Benglis Presents Metallized Knots, May-June 1974.

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Lot Essay

"They weren't glamorous, they were quite messy, but they were still very libidinous, and you wanted it, you wanted one... Her objects give a great deal of sensuality to the life of the person looking at it. The aspect of touch is so important, and Lynda has this seductive quality that goes through everything. She was the balance for the Judd and the Andre. Her rhetoric was completely different. She was a powerful alpha-female. There was no self-satisfied, smugness of deliberate restriction and rigidity. Its rather satisfying exuberance that goes throughout everything she's ever always done, its exuberant, and she's confident in her exuberance, and I don't see anything particularly feminine in that... She was herself, her own engine" (A. Heiss in "Lynda Benglis" An Alphabet of Forms," Pace Gallery, New York, May 2021).

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