Wednesday, September 28, 2011

kiki smith


Kiki Smith was born in Germany but is known as an American sculptor and often printmaker. Motifs in her works involve bodies/organs and animals and narrative/religion. She's known as a "feminist artist" cos her representations of ladies are funny/quirky as opposed to erotic. Her sculptures are often life size and involve generic female bodies and exaggerated limbs. She's got a funny sculpture in the Pulitzer of a person surrounded by yellow beads called "Peeing". 

Her dad was a minimalist artist. You should watch this art21 doc on her (also Kara Walker) She is basically a witch.

source:  Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things / Wendy Weitman/MOMA

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