Judy Chicago

Through the Flower, 1991
Serigraph on Stonehenge Natural White paper

Paper Dimensions:
31 x 30 1/2 inches
(78.7 x 77.5 cm)
Image Dimensions:
26 x 26 inches
(66 x 66 cm)

Edition of 100, 3 AP, 1 TP, 11 CP, 3 Roman Numbered

Signed “Judy Chicago 1991” bottom right

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Through the Flower, now an iconic phrase that lends itself to Chicago’s nonprofit and its new art space, both in Belen, New Mexico, pulsates with potential. The flower-as-vulvic-symbol, an instance of Chicago’s “central core” imagery, becomes a portal, something we can go “through” in order to access history, collectivity, and pleasure. No longer can women’s art and women’s experiences be overlooked or pushed aside. Instead, we must enter them, go through them, or allow them to move through us as we attempt to create more equitable and inclusive histories.

Printed at Unified Arts, Albuquerque, NM

Print based on painting Through the Flower, 1973 (Collection of Elizabeth A. Sackler, New York)