~~Hannah Wilke was born in 1940 in New York City and died in 1993. She studied at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. From the early 70s she produced work that examined sexuality, femininity, and the body in painting, sculpture, performance, video, and photography. Wilke used her body as a means of expressing a unique feminine iconography, confronting the erotic representation of the female anatomy in popular culture, art history and the media.
~~Wilke received awards from the Nationai Endowment for the Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memoriai Foundation among others. Her work has been exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
~~This print, "Hername", (inspired by an earlier painting of 1978), creates a self-portrait of the artist using her first name to spell out sixteen words, such as "archangel", "epiphany", and "fragile".

Hername, 1991
Black & white etching (from sixteen individual plates) on white BFK paper, 36.25"x26.25", signed and numbered edition of 30. Published by Volatile Editions and Mark Patsfall Graphics.

Detail of single plate

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