Claes Oldenburg, Hannah Wilke
Artists Make Toys, 1975
Highly rare exhibition poster featuring a photo of and by Hannah Wilke and Claes Oldenburg. Folded as issued.
17 3/4h x 26w in
Hannah Wilke (b. 1940- d.1993) was a radical feminist artist who worked in drawing, sculpture, performance, photography and video. Wilke developed a multifaceted practice that challenged dialogues around art and gender. Emerging in the midst of the women’s liberation movement in the United States in the 1960s, Wilke created deeply personal compositions that aimed to question prevailing cultural notions about women and female sexuality. She is recognized for stating “Feminism in a larger sense is intrinsically more important than art,” Wilke’s conceptual works were often intimately bound to her own body, which she used as a tool for exploring issues that related to her ethnicity and gender. She has described her practice as “internal wounds, made from external situations.
From 1969 to 1977, Wilke was in a relationship with the American Pop artist, Claes Oldenburg. They lived, worked and traveled together and Wilke greatly assisted Oldenburg with his career during this period.
Condition: Excellent color. Pin hole in 4 corners, two small archival tape reinforcements (upper right reverse, lower center reverse).