Judy Chicago

The Creation, 1985
Serigraph on black Arches paper

Paper Dimensions:
30 x 40 inches
(76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Image Dimensions:
24 x 35 inches
(60.7 x 88.9 cm)

Edition of 75, 8 APs, 6 Publisher's Proof, 5 Roman
Less than 10 remaining in the edition

Signed “Judy Chicago 1985” bottom right

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Here, birth becomes anything but a solitary venture or one shared within a couple. Instead, as a result of Chicago’s expressive and multichromatic rendering, it is an explosive cosmic event in which the female body melds with the earth—indeed it creates the earth and vice versa. It is as epic as The Creation of Adam, but in Chicago’s retelling, instead of spiritual transcendence, we see the material, physical realities of creation.

Printed at Unified Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Print based on The Birth Project tapestry The Creation, 1984 (Collection of the Museum of Art and Design, New York)