Ana Mendieta

UNTITLED: SILUETA SERIES, IOWA, FROM SILUETA WORKS IN IOWA, 1976-1978
1976-78 (estate print 1991)
estate color photograph
20 x 16 inches
edition 11 of 20 + 4 AP

In the 1970s and 80s, Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta created a wide-ranging, experimental body of work that included land art, performance art, sculpture, drawings, and film. Through her experimental use of these media, Mendieta used her own body to explore the connection between the body and landscape, violence against women, and religious rituals, among many other subjects. Mendieta is perhaps best known for her Silueta series – performative works the artist referred to as “earth-body sculptures” that the artist documented with the camera. Here, she has incised her body into the muddy Iowa landscape (where she attended college), merging the female form with the earth in a quietly resonant, ephemeral work. Mendieta’s work has been the subject of six major museum retrospectives, and her work is included in numerous museum collections worldwide.

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courtesy of the estate of the artist and galerie lelong & co., new york
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