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La Jaune

A work made of acrylic, embroidery, and gel medium on canvas.

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  • A work made of acrylic, embroidery, and gel medium on canvas.

Date:

1999

Artist:

Ghada Amer
Egyptian, born 1963

About this artwork

Ghada Amer is best known for large, brightly colored canvases embroidered with repeated, often abstracted or obscured, images of undressed women-alone or with other women-borrowed directly from men’s pornographic magazines. These exuberant works unabashedly affirm the artist’s ability to reinterpret two notably different subjects, both of which have been associated by some with the oppression of women: housework and pornography. By rearticulating images of women in the language of “women’s work,” Amer asserts a basic belief that the representation of female sexuality can be empowering rather than demeaning.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Contemporary Art

Artist

Ghada Amer

Title

La Jaune

Origin

Egypt

Date

1999

Medium

Acrylic, embroidery, and gel medium on canvas

Dimensions

180 × 200 cm (71 × 78 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Society for Contemporary Art

Reference Number

2001.156

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