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Janine Antoni (B. 1964)
Janine Antoni (B. 1964)

Lick & Lather

Janine Antoni (B. 1964)
Lick & Lather
chocolate and soap busts
busts: 24 x 15 x 13ins. (61 x 38 x 33cm. each)
pedestals: 45ins. (114.3cm.) high
Executed in 1993
Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts, 'Slip of the Tongue, Janine Antoni', 1995, (illustrated in the catalogue p. 31.).
London, Saatchi Gallery, 'Young Americans, New American Art in the Saatchi Gallery' 1996, (illustrated in the catalogue).
Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art, March-May 1996, (illustrated in the catalogue p.6).
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Please note this work was also exhibited at Venice Biennale 1993 with a further 6 pairs of classical busts by Janine Antoni.

Lot Essay

"I made 14 classical self portraits bust directly from my body. Using a sculptural process of licking and washing, I reshaped my image." (J. Antoni, 'Slip of the Tongue' Glasgow 1995, pp. 30-31.)

"In 'Lick and Lather', a classical portrait bust of the artist was created seven times in chocalate and seven times more in soap. She then interacted directly with each of the busts, either by lathering her hands on her own 'face' or by licking her image as a means of changing its physical manifestation." (D. Cameron, in: 'Janine Antoni Slip of the Tongue' Glasgow 1995 p. 46.)

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