Judy Chicago: A Goddess Glow
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Limited Edition Candle
10.00 x 3.50 in
25.4 x 8.9 cm
Edition of 1500
In the 1970's, when Judy Chicago was conducting research for The Dinner Party, she became fascinated by her discovery of early goddess-worshiping cultures. Chicago incorporated many symbols from these societies into the early plates on The Dinner Party table, crafting a series of tiny goddess images for the surface of the Fertile Goddess runner and also, for an edition of porcelain goddesses that were used for fund-raising purposes. This Goddess Figure candle celebrates the feminine divine and the recent reappearance of feminist consciousness and a resurgence in female activism.
Courtesy of Prospect
A pioneer of feminist art since the early 1970s, Judy Chicago advocates issues of women's liberation and independence through diverse media including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and collaborative installations. Her iconic work The Dinner Party (1974-1979), which is now permanently installed in the Brooklyn Museum of Art's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, is widely regarded as one of the most influential works of feminist art. With Miriam Schapiro, Chicago co-founded the Feminist Art Program at the California Institute of the Arts-the first program of its kind-and collaborated on the formative installation Womanhouse (1972). More recently, Chicago has expanded upon her efforts in gender politics, focusing on broader social issues. Her work has been exhibited extensively at venues such as the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the New Museum, the Centre Pompidou, the Whitney Museum, and the Jewish Museum in New York.