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Ana Mendieta (1948–1985)
Ana Mendieta (1948–1985)

Untitled, from Silueta Series, Iowa, 1978

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Ana Mendieta (1948–1985)
Untitled, from Silueta Series, Iowa, 1978
chromogenic print
credited, titled and dated on affixed gallery label (frame backing board)
image: 6 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (16.9 x 24.5 cm.)
sheet: 8 x 10 in. (20.4 x 25.5 cm.)
Provenance
Galerie Lelong, New York;
acquired from the above by the present owner.

Lot Essay

During the late 1970s, Ana Mendieta experimented with imprinting her body's outline onto the earth using natural and ritualistic materials such as blood, dirt, fire, flowers, grasses and stones. For her Siluetas executed in Iowa in 1978, the equally sensitive and dramatic impression that Mendieta's form left in the grassy terrain demonstrates the intimate relationship with earth that she achieved through her artistic and performative explorations.

This is the only lifetime color print of this image extant.

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