Judy Chicago

Peeling Back, 1974
Offset lithograph on rag paper

Paper Dimensions:
28 1/2 x 22 inches
(72.4 x 55.9 cm)

Image Dimensions:
26 x 19 inches
(66 x 48.3 cm)

Edition of 95
3 remaining in the edition

Signed “Judy Chicago 1974” on bottom right

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Chicago’s art often exposes the layers of self-doubt that the patriarchy imposes on female artists. As Chicago writes on the print itself, “This is a print made from the center drawing of the Rejection Quintet, five works originally inspired by several experiences I had in Chicago; one with a male dealer, the other with a male collector, both of whom made me feel rejected and diminished as a woman.” Chicago took that rejection and made it generative by finally allowing feminism to make itself known in her work.

Printed at Periwinkle Productions, Beverly Hills, CA