Bigamy Hood Dinner Plate

$195
Bigamy Hood Dinner Plate
Bigamy Hood Dinner Plate
Bigamy Hood Dinner Plate

Bigamy Hood Dinner Plate

$195

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Feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago dared to explore color, geometry and the female form like no one before her. One of her earliest paintings, this image adorned a car hood (‘Bigamy Hood’) – and now, it adorns our Prospect tribute dinner plate. Said Chicago, “The painting was done while I was still in graduate school and it was greeted with derision. As a result, I destroyed it, but not before laying it out on a car hood after I went to auto body school in order to learn to spray paint. It references an interrupted connection, brought about by the deaths of both my father (when I was thirteen) and my first husband (when I was twenty-three). The symbols include a broken heart, double crosses and a phallic form that yearns for the female-centered forms at the top of the image.
Artist

Judy Chicago

Work

Bigamy Hood, 1965

Edition

500

Size

10.76in diameter

Details

Fine Bone China. Hand wash recommended.

About Judy Chicago

The Trailblazer.

You may know her as a key player in the feminist movement, but Judy Chicago is much, much more. Think innovators and early adopters – then go one step earlier, and you’ll find Chicago. She is a pioneer who sees art as language. And like any language, she believes art can be learned, it must be used and maintained, and it must evolve. Chicago is an artist, author of 14 books, and educator whose work shouts out for women’s rights to freedom of expression. She founded a feminist art and art education program in California in the early 1970s, then created ‘The Dinner Party’: an epic installation now housed at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at New York’s Brooklyn Museum. From 1974 to 1979, she painstakingly arranged the 39 place settings that make up the artwork – places for prehistoric goddesses, women in Christianity and the Reformation, and early revolutionaries such as Virginia Woolf and Georgia O’Keeffe. It’s the ultimate can’t-miss dinner party, and Judy Chicago is the ultimate powerhouse host.

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