For #WomensHistoryMonth , check out Lynda Benglis’ 1982 sculpture “Nalia.“ It was commissioned through GSA's Art in Architecture Program for the Leo W. O'Brien Federal Building in Albany, NY. 🔔 Learn more: #5WomenArtists @US_GSAR1
There is Lynda Benglis the sculptor, whose works provoke sheer pleasure – the way a child might love the sight of green slime. Then, there is Benglis the provocateur, a statement-maker hyperliterate in the charged signifiers of gender and power.
Lynda Benglis has yoked a childlike vision – that numinous, instinctual talent for colour and form – to a deep, interrogative engagement with art history. In so doing, she has proved one of the most ground-breaking artists of her generation.
Hermione Hoby meets Lynda Benglis: 'We talk about pleasure, a notion art critics seem a little afraid of. ‘Everyday life gives me pleasure,’ she says, with a grin... It seems to me her work is full of one specific pleasure, that of viscosity.'
'...her work tends to thrum with the same unalloyed pleasure in materiality most of us only feel as small children armed with fistfuls of gloop....' Novelist@hermionehoby on iconoclastic sculptor Lynda Benglis
Michele Maccarone is mixing business with pleasure. Read more about why the dealer decided to team up with @Pornhub for her new show "The Pleasure Principle" at Maccarone Gallery LA, which includes works by @TraceyEmin and Lynda Benglis:
OPEN TODAY: Lynda Benglis at ! Quartered Meteor 1969 is cast from an object made from poured polyurethane foam. The static, heavy nature of the lead is at odds with the foam’s amorphous shape, recalling the appearance of cooled lava ?
Join contemporary artists Lynda Benglis, Abraham Cruzvillegas, and David Reed on Wednesday for an evening of conversation exploring the varied forms and paths of a life dedicated to making art. Tickets: #TheLongRunMoMA
"When you think there's sort of nothing new under the sun, she seems to have found something that was new to do and not the same as everybody else's." —Agnes Gund on Lynda Benglis. Hear the pair reflect on “Ghost Dance/Pedmarks” (1998): #GundStudioVisit
Happy birthday Lynda Benglis, who said of this series "I thought of them as people gesturing."
At 73, Lynda Benglis is one of America's most significant living artists.