Hannah Wilke, S.O.S. — Starification Object Series Hannah Wilke’s 1974 “performalist self-portraits” found the artist transforming her body into a grotesque, satirical statement on feminine beauty. Wilke posed often topless with tiny folds of bubble gum covering her body like blemishes. “I chose gum because it’s the perfect metaphor for the American woman — chew her up, get what you want out of her, throw her out, and pop in a new piece.”
Adrian Piper - Everything #2.3, 2003. Photocopied photograph on graph paper, sanded with sandpaper, overprinted with inkjet text. 11” x 8½”, (21,6 cm x 27,9 cm). #03001.3. Venice Biennale installation, Central Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale, Gallery 12. Collection Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin.
Elizabeth “Lee” Miller is often called a photographer, but in reality she was so much more. Not only was she a famed war correspondant for Condé Nast’s American Vogue during a time when women went to war as nurses, but she was also a Muse, innovator, and visionary.