Judy Chicago

Santa Barbara Museum Atmosphere, Santa Barbara, CA, 1969/2018
Archival pigment print

Paper Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
(76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Image Dimensions:
24 x 36 inches
(61 x 91.4 cm)

Edition of 3, 2 APs

Signed on verso

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Performed in 1968, this piece was commissioned by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in Santa Barbara, CA. Chicago exploded orange and yellow smoke along a strip of the museum’s concrete wall. “It looked like the museum was on fire. I loved that,” she remembers. “Because, of course, museums were not exactly hospitable to women artists.” The flares scarred the wall with permanent black marks.