Judy Chicago

What is Feminist Art?, 1977
Lithograph on paper

Paper/Image Dimensions:
12.5 x 10 inches
(31.8 x 25.4 cm)

Edition of 120

Signed “Judy Chicago 1977” bottom right
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At the top of this print, Chicago gives us a succinct definition of all she had and continues to work for, “Feminist art is all the stages of a woman giving birth to herself.” William J. Simmons has written of Chicago’s use of text that “the handwriting is also deeply personal and unabashedly decorative; its swirling letters are akin to the arabesques that populate the margins of diaries.” In this way, the raw, autobiographical intensity of Chicago’s work is matched by its precision and delicacy, be it in the labor-intensive printing process or in the fine lines of the artist’s cursive.