Jun 02, 2022 - Sale 2607

Sale 2607 - Lot 166

Price Realized: $ 1,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
Steckel, Anita (1930-2012)
Giant Woman on New York (Empire State).

Xerox print after photomontage mounted on a slightly larger sheet, titled, signed and dated 1975 by Steckel on the mount, the mount itself a sheet of paper originally accompanying a plastic frame, some marginal glue discoloration, 15 3/4 x 20 in.

"In Giant Women on New York, enormous, usually nude, women dominate spaces typically ruled by social decorum. Sometimes the giantesses are victims, sometimes they are assertive emblems of power, and often they seem content to revel in their own bodies. [...] Nearly all of the Giant Women works feature a collaged photograph of Steckel's face atop the oversized figures. In this array of visual metaphors for female subjugation to—and occasional triumph over—male domination, Steckel made herself the charismatic protagonist." (cf. https://hannahhoffman.la/exhibition/anita-steckel)