Lynda Benglis

The Manu, 2008

Stainless steel in six elements with wood base
30.71 x 61.81 x 8.27 in ( 78 x 157 x 21 cm ), Unique

b. Lake Charles, LA, USA, 25 Octobre 1941. Lives and works in New York, USA


Criticising the stiffness of modernism and minimalism, Lynda Benglis was one
of the faces of New York?s post-minimalist trend in the 1960s. Her work, composed of biomorphic and undulating forms, explores a wide range of techniques and media: abstract wax paintings, brightly-coloured poured latex sculptures, pulverised polyurethane foam, cast metal, videos and filmed performances. This diversity of form expresses a radical way of thinking about the body, sexual identity, representation of women, and male dominance.

A major retrospective of Lynda Benglis? work was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 2009, and an exhibition dedicated to her work was held at Storm King Art Center in 2015. Her pieces can be found in collections at the Guggenheim Museum, the MoMA in New York, the Tate in London, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

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