Apr 18, 2019 - Sale 2506

Sale 2506 - Lot 226

Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 25,000
Subtle Body, from the Academy of Secrets Series. Laminated cibachrome print, the image measuring 70 1/2x50 inches (179x127 cm.), the overall size 78x57 inches (198x144.8 cm.), with Charlesworth's initials and date in her embossed blind stamp on recto; in the original white lacquered wood frame, with her address label on verso. 1989

Additional Details

From S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; to a Canadian Collector, in 1990; to a Private New York Collector.

In an interview Charlesworth conducted with Betsy Sussler, publisher of BOMB, which appeared in the magazine's Winter 1989 issue (pages 30-33), she says, "I borrowed from Tantric meditation, the progression of ascendant symbols along the body center equaling seven centers of the body. Then I returned them around and replaced them with symbols that are personally significant to me, that reflect my understanding of physical, psychic elevation."

Sarah Charlesworth: A Retrospective (Site Santa Fe), p. 92.

Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld (New Museum, New York), p. 25.

Steiner, ed., Sarah Charlesworth (Prestel), p. 123.