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Untitled, (Il renonce au coit...)

A work made of blue chalk, with wet brush, and collage of brush and black ink with gold and gray metallic paint on ivory wove paper, cut and pasted, on japanese paper.

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  • A work made of blue chalk, with wet brush, and collage of brush and black ink with gold and gray metallic paint on ivory wove paper, cut and pasted, on japanese paper.

Date:

1970

Artist:

Nancy Spero
American, 1926-2009

About this artwork

Spero received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1949, and along with her husband, Leon Golub, she became associated with the Monster Roster group. A pioneering feminist in her work and actions, she was dedicated to making unapologetic statements against male privilege and the abuse of power while elevating the image of women. Spero often combined text with images, as seen in her series Codex Artaud, of which this drawing is a part. As in other works in the series, here Spero borrowed from the writings of the mentally ill French poet Antonin Artaud, inscribing at the bottom of the drawing, “What a sweet thing coitus. Artaud.”

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Artist

Nancy Spero

Title

Untitled, (Il renonce au coit...)

Origin

United States

Date

1970

Medium

Blue chalk, with wet brush, and collage of brush and black ink with gold and gray metallic paint on ivory wove paper, cut and pasted, on Japanese paper

Dimensions

640 x 549 mm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Woman's Board

Reference Number

1989.19.2

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