She said, “In Hitler’s day, this never would’ve happened!”. Her first color tape, Benglis … Lynda Benglis was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in 1941 and arrived in New York shortly after graduating from Newcomb College in New Orleans. Lynda Benglis Interview ArtForum June 8, 2018. American sculptor Lynda Benglis joins us for this lunchtime talk with ICA Director Gregor Muir to discuss her practice. Lynda Benglis Interview ArtForum June 8, 2018. BALDESSARI: You’ve been working on a series of paper forms. “Why don’t you go to Germany where you belong?” She didn’t know that I was a Southern girl from Louisiana. View More. When my mother saw my Artforum piece, she said, ‘They’ll never forget that!’ And my father said ‘Egad’ and walked out of the room. I had liked her work. Benglis (b. in 1941, Lake Charles, Louisiana) was the first artist to make sculptures out of paint, removing … Asked to summarize her artistic ambitions in the 1960s, Lynda Benglis replied, “I wasn’t breaking away from painting but trying to redefine what it was.” 1 She was raised in Louisiana and moved to New York in 1964, where she trained as … Lynda Benglis, Hills and Clouds, 2014, cast polyurethane with phosphorescence and stainless steel, 3.1 × 5.5 × 5.5 m. Photograph: Jerry L. Thompson Photograph: Jerry L. Thompson In 2014, to mark the 40th anniversary of the image’s publication, New York magazine asked 25 female artists to comment. interview Clemens Matschnig; Russel Means 100 x 70 cm Tusche, Acryl, Schellack, Schnur auf Leinwand | untitled 200 x 180 cm Tusche, Acryl, Schnur auf Leinwand. Biographical / Historical. And that constellation occupies Jackson Pollock and Robert Ryman, and there was a young artist in Germany, Rosemarie Trockel, too, who did knitting. She maintains residences in New York City, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kastellorizo, Greece, and Ahmedabad, India. Judy Chicago then posed with boxing gloves, Frieze Masters, Regent’s Park, London, ends on 8 October. It was before I met you. View an online catalogue of Lynda Benglis's biography and artwork. This interview has been condensed and edited. You had to walk around it as you worked. Download the PDF View More. and "Do you wish to direct me?" BENGLIS: I’ve heard that a lot. And she’s never stopped: to this day, she is still experimenting with glassworks, ceramics, paper sculptures, huge bronze fountains and more. With bases in New York, Santa Fe, Kastellorizo in Greece and Ahmedabad in India, she’s flown into London to oversee a special presentation of her work at. One gets inseparable from the other. “When I work,” she says, “it’s very organic and intense. Even if it weren’t for the huge, double-ended dildo between her legs, her expression is enough to freeze you in your tracks. There seemed to be no pinups unless they were essentially the object of the male gaze, so to speak. She thought I was messing up the building. Review Postwar Art Gets a Nervy Makeover New York Times September 14, 2017. by Roberta Smith . The Hepworth Wakefield. Lynda Benglis Redefined Sculpture in the ’60s. News Frederick Weston remembered in Artforum October 26, 2020. BENGLIS: Yes, but I don’t have any plans to show it. Sie lebt in New York City, East Hampton (New York) und Santa Fe. I have to say that interviewing Lynda Benglis was a painful process in its anticipation. Download PDF. I was just very lucky to be included. It’s called “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World.” Your comments would be interesting because they are billing it as new directions in painting. I’d walk into the space and see all these nice fabrics and doors. I had the dildo from the Artforum piece hanging in the shower. By Andy Campbell. The hair on my head stood straight up. In 1967, Ed Ruscha had been photographed in bed with two women in an Artforum ad. Linked Open Data Linked Open Data URI. They had a small space downtown. Thick with sparkles, they’re positively girly and camp. But Benglis, ever the material experimenter, was a free-floating radical. As they said, they’ve both been working long enough to know where to find their sources of inspiration-and know when they’re on to something right. I love paper. We've got sex – and smoking skeletons too! “It was much more fun than anywhere else to go to school in the south.” She remembers students climbing out of windows using bedsheets as ropes and being warned against wearing patent shoes, since men could see up your skirt. He had a train that he would ride around his estate, and they wanted my piece to be these foam tunnels. American . They were showing your poured pieces. I thought, “What chutzpah.” [laughs] I have often wondered why you don’t draw more. Cindy Sherman, the 1980s queen of gender role-play and Benglis’s former student, said it shifted her thinking (“she kicked ass!”). Interview with Lynda Benglis by fbueti. It’s just people using tropes—one trope here, another trope there—and making the best they can of it. BALDESSARI: I don’t know. Dancing with Clay: An Interview with Lynda Benglis. Throughout the 73-year-old artist’s career, Benglis has made painterly sculpture, or sculptural painting, or perhaps it’s simply Benglisian forms: works that range in material—fabric, wire mesh, bronze, steel, cast aluminum, polyurethane, beeswax, phosphorescence, glitter, handmade paper—but always carry the process of their creation on their surfaces. Barnett Newman, a towering figure in the previous generation of abstract expressionists, was another friend. From the start, Benglis resolutely went her own merry way. I just kept meeting artists. 1973 | 00:11:45 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video . When I said no, Mrs. Murchison said that my next pour should be in Germany. Indeed, I learned later from Elayne Varian that Pollock had shown paintings at her gallery and had wanted to put them on the ceiling—I think they were done in phosphorescent. Lynda Benglis. In this interview, Lynda Benglis discusses the retrospective, the Whitney show she was forced to withdraw from and the final resolution on her first fountain work, The Wave of the World. BENGLIS: But wait, John. LYNDA BENGLIS: I think the only time I went to your house for a little get-together, I thought my Porsche was a bumper car. and "Do you wish to direct me?" BALDESSARI: You know, I always see you and your work in a constellation. Do you still have your place out in New Mexico? Lynda Benglis. Everything I do, I always want to be beyond that. That’s because I didn’t want to see any other buildings close to me. BALDESSARI: It’s not a very good show. From pigmented latex to beeswax, metals, polyurethane foam, glass and paper, American sculptor Lynda … References to the torso, the figure, the column, the Caryatid, are intermixed in this work. It went back and forth. Benglis is an artist who thinks through … News William Scott reviewed in … But I remember I saved up $500, and I blew it all on Day-Glo pigments, big, 500-pound vats. A retrospective of her work is being shown at the New Museum in New York through June 19. BENGLIS: When my mother saw my Artforum piece, she said, “They’ll never forget that!” And my father said “Egad” and walked out of the room. Inspired by the ‘shocking colours’ of Chinatown … Benglis at work in 1969. Where to begin? Collection: Early Video Art, Single Titles. “I’m Not an Assassin!”: Fran Lebowitz on Not Sleeping, Not Writing, and Not Naming Names, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany Test Their Real-Life Chemistry, Why We Could All Use a Tavi Gevinson Podcast Right About Now, Everyone, Including Fran Lebowitz, Loves Dolly Parton, Kyle Ng of Brain Dead Wants to Connect the World. As in On Screen, she makes faces and sounds in reply to the images on a monitor; at one point she appears to kiss herself. I took over the gallery. Her own creative breakthrough took the form of long wall pieces shaped like giant nail files, using dripped beeswax built up in coloured, visceral layers. 140 LYNDA BENGLIS, Contraband, 1969, im HIntergrund: untitled (VW), 1970. BALDESSARI: Do you see that constellation? Who were some of the artists you met when you first moved to New York in the ’60s? MoMA is pushing it as something new. Benglis looks back over her long career in this interview with TateShots. Lynda Benglis: I studied both for a long time, especially pinups. It is not an exhaustive assessment, but in 150 citation-packed pages, Richmond thoughtfully examines the artist’s motives and methods during the past five decades. Benglis is known for working with wax and latex. She has more than earned her place in such a setting. For that time, you were a real Angeleno. Lynda Benglis: I studied both for a long time, especially pinups. In certain respects, without Benglis’s influence, it is hard to imagine the careers or artists as diverse as Cindy Sherman and Rachel Harrison—many artists owe something to her deft, idiosyncratic fusion of formal and social concerns. Lynda Benglis (born October 25, 1941) is an American sculptor and visual artist known especially for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures. But, to be honest, I haven’t seen much interesting stuff going up. Lynda Benglis (1941- ) is a sculptor in New York, N.Y. Benglis is known for working with wax and latex. At some point, probably after I switched my major to English Lit, I started picking up art magazines. It’s hard to believe because I know I didn’t think about money when I got started. He founded the Dallas Cowboys. “There’s a buoyancy,” she says, “a sliding, like if you’re scuba-diving or on a Ferris wheel or a rollercoaster. I think I always had the feeling in my work of stretching things over things. It’s like skin. There were more artists than ever before and a lot of energy.” She became friends with the sculptor Carl Andre, after meeting him in an elevator sitting on huge blocks of wood. The following oral history transcript is the result of a digitally recorded interview with Lynda Benglis on 2009 November 20. I always needed money to buy the latex and the pigments, so I worked to get them. I met Bridget Riley. I’ve always been excessive when it comes to spending on that. Lynda Benglis (Artist) interview SOT CUTAWAYS Screen showing video clip with headphones in foreground GRAPHICISED Magazine opened in display case showing Benglis nude photo Benglis and reporter along in gallery Statues Metal sculptures Lynda Benglis (Artist) interview SOT CUTAWAYS Various artworks of split paint/ latex / polyurenthene on floor Crystal like towers Reporter and Benglis … It was being stored in a pile of rubble that wasn’t intended to be thrown away. As told to Lauren O’Neill-Butler. But it wasn’t functioning as a fountain. Download PDF . BALDESSARI: Yes, that’s where the artist belongs: in a studio. Viel erstaunlicher ist, dass Künstlerinnen wie Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Lynda Benglis oder Alice Neel in ihrer Zeit rezipiert worden sind, dann aber aus der Kunstgeschichte herausgeschrieben worden sind. And there was a lady working in the building, and she was appalled. Bengalis studierte am Newcomb College in New Orleans und schloss dort mit dem Bachelor of Fine Arts ab. He brought in his work—doors that he would cover with fabric—that weren’t bad, and it wasn’t distracting. BENGLIS: Well, maybe that piece was a result of how upset I was that you exposed your wife in that portrait! Lynda Benglis . The singular artist Lynda Benglis is widely known for her poured-latex sculptures and fallen paintings of the 1960s, as well as her videos and gilt works. Oktober 1941 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA) ist eine US-amerikanische Künstlerin, die für ihre Skulpturen, Aquarelle, Grafiken, Fotografien und, Installationen bekannt wurde. As well as being a ferocious riposte to macho culture, the photo was a send-up of the wild personalities artists were expected to project. He showed those downtown. I was very involved in the sort of Greenbergian mess, and I was involved in taking on some of the things that I felt Pollock would have done. But I also like to wrestle with forms. He didn’t make a mess. We get the pulp, we make the pulp into paper sheets, and then I make some forms, and I stretch paper over the forms. I invited Robert Morris to come with me, but he didn’t want to. Throughout the video, Benglis asks "Now?" Paula Cooper spent the night there once. And it made me so angry that you put her through that, you know? BALDESSARI: I’ve been working on computer rendering and printing on canvas. That’s not a great feeling, but it’s a great feeling to be in my studio, I have to say. I guess there came a point when I’ve just been into photography and trying to blur the distinctions between photography and painting. Interview. My father, when I showed him, he just walked out. Memory is as important to the work of Lynda Benglis as any of her artistic materials, including the globular polyurethane foam and wax for which she is perhaps best known. Hygiene ist ein Kampfbegriff. But there’s one thing that I wanted to say, actually—and that’s about the way you draw. That’s where I’ve been rubbing my fingers raw on paper. I was frightened that maybe the hurricane had taken it away. BALDESSARI: That’s well said. Also, in May, the Storm King Art Center in upstate New York will show a survey of the artist’s outdoor and indoor sculptures, many of them fountains. There seemed to be no pinups unless they were essentially the object of the male gaze, so to speak. Kulturwissenschaftler Thomas Macho erklärt den … Lynda Benglis, who has challenged the art establishment for decades, remains in the avant-garde. “The good thing was New Orleans’ history: the riverboats, gambling and strippers,” she says. Lynda Benglis (born October 25, 1941) is an American sculptor and visual artist known especially for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures. . Descubra todo lo que Scribd tiene para ofrecer, incluyendo libros y audiolibros de importantes editoriales. Lynda Benglis on the Pleasures of Decoration, and Why She’s ‘Very Uncomfortable’ Being Called a Feminist Artist . Download the PDF View More. During the heyday of Minimalism in 1974, Benglis placed a highly controversial ad in the magazine, after the editors there had refused to illustrate an interview with her using a nude self-portrait. Had Pollock been alive, I would have met him. I sometimes think maybe I’m just an old painter at heart. I’d rather be in my studio all the time.LYNDA BENGLIS. Copyright © 2021 Interview Magazine. “I deliberately set up situations with various ideas and materials that no one had done before,” she says matter-of-factly, from behind dark glasses with white rims. And I’m just finishing repairs on that World Fair’s piece, the one from 1984 that disappeared for a while and I didn’t know where it was. The word "now", used as both question and command, focuses attention on the deceptive "real" time of video, and reveals the structure underlying her presence in the video. BALDESSARI: Have you seen the new painting show at MoMA? And that’s what you saw. But I was mocking the whole issue of figure ground. I just want to say one of the strongest works you made—and it made me a little angry at you—was this nude painting you did of your wife. With bases in New York, Santa Fe, Kastellorizo in Greece and Ahmedabad in India, she’s flown into London to oversee a special presentation of her work at Frieze Masters, the fair focused on greats from ancient Greece to now. I create planes. Future generations proved more attuned to her work’s radical prankster spirit. Tags: Feminism, Performance, Video History. When Paula heard some people up on the roof, she said she thought she could grab the dildo and crack them over the head with it! The mock centerfold not only played with the tropes of porn and the male gaze, but in many ways predicted the future state of the young artist as cynosure, fantasy provider, or pop-cultural agitator. Lynda Benglis, Now, 1973, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. It was needed.”. I have a young protégé, a student of mine, who is very much influenced by your idea of materials, rather than art as some abstract thing. BALDESSARI: What were some of the early reactions to the poured works? The worst thing right now is the confluence of art and money. Lynda Benglis: ‘I think artists create their own rules’ Here, the artist who was once dubbed the “heir to Pollock” and shocked the art world in 1974 by posing nude with a giant dildo, talks about her new show at Hepworth Wakefield and breaking rules. [Benglis laughs] I was going about it the wrong way. Conceptual art and process art totally mystified—and tantalized—me. All Rights Reserved. BENGLIS: Have you ever done a self-portrait? Courtesy Galerie Michael Janssen, Köln Bd. I have about 150 acres. LYNDA BENGLIS. “And I put some humour into the women’s movement. Judy Chicago then posed with boxing gloves, ready to take on the boy’s club. Lynda Benglis’ bahnbrechendes Selbstporträt erschien in der Novemberausgabe 1974 des „Artforum International“, eines der wenigen amerikanischen Magazine, das sich damals der zeitgenössischen Kunst widmete. I’m making sort of hybrid situations. Wie äußert sich deine Stimme im Werk? [laughs] I am interested in what’s going on in the art world, but I find, at this point in my life, I’m not usually influenced so much by something out there. -Christopher Bollen. While the pours aligned her with the canonised figure of Pollock, her glitter works seem more of an up-yours to notions of good taste. I just enjoy it so much. and repeats commands like "Start the camera" and "I said start recording." 2008 Lynda Benglis As Printmaker: A 30-Year Retrospective of Editions and Monotypes, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati OH Shape Shifters, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA . I had made these sort of popsicle-stick paintings that was limited in format. In the same Artforum issue, her sometime video collaborator, the artist and writer Robert Morris, appeared topless in chains – but it was Benglis’s work that caused two of the magazine’s editors to resign. BALDESSARI: You’re right. I started out as a painter. Interview magazine recently published a conversation between the artists Lynda Benglis and John Baldessari. It was basically lost for decades to the public. There you go. Then I went into the uptown gallery of Richard Feigen. Is there anything you’ve seen that you feel is really new? Download the PDF View More. Next came the latex pours that earned her the Jackson Pollock comparison, their lurid oranges, yellows, reds and greens inspired by the “shocking colours” she encountered walking around Chinatown. It was just an on-the-floor project. Was it your first New York show at the Feigen Gallery? The old biology and business byword is just as true of art, and in the endgame practices of abstract painting in 1960s America, one artist, a young Louisiana transplant named Lynda Benglis, jettisoned the canvas—or any concept of a stabilizing vertical support—and began to experiment with pouring color directly onto the floor. interview Clemens Matschnig; Russel Means 100 x 70 cm Tusche, Acryl, Schellack, Schnur auf Leinwand | untitled 200 x 180 cm Tusche, Acryl, Schnur auf Leinwand. It’s exciting to have it up. Skye Sherwin. I spent two days hanging around at MOCA, waiting for her to show up. Now, She’s at Her Most Prolific. I couldn’t give them away! So maybe we should hear about how you started making those poured works. Dancing with Clay: An Interview with Lynda Benglis. Lynda Benglis: Water Sources, 2015, was the first exhibition centered around the outdoor water fountains that the artist has been developing since the early 1980s. Biographical / Historical. Right: Lynda Benglis, North South East West, 2009, cast bronze fountain and steel, 66 x 184 x 184”. Sie lebt in New York City, East Hampton (New York) und Santa Fe. [laughs]. The two-page advertisement, which shows Benglis naked but for a pair of cat-eye sunglasses and clutching a latex dildo toward her crotch, is now considered an important artwork in its own right and a comment on the … BALDESSARI: Not really. But I kind of grew up in the center of art activity because I worked at an art gallery, and I worked for the Brooklyn Museum. And I know when we both taught together at CalArts, what a huge impact you had on the students. An interview of Lynda Benglis conducted 2009 November 20, by Judith Tannenbaum, for the Archives of American Art, at Benglis' studio, in New York, New York. Throughout the video, Benglis asks "Now?" BALDESSARI: I’ve got to say, Artforum, probably the leading art magazine in the world, your page is the best they’ve ever run. Name Lynda Benglis Also Known as. Benglis’s works about the body may be bound up with 20th-century debates about gender and sexuality, but they have a timeless quality. But, in fact, I did go to Germany to do a installation there not long after. Review Postwar Art Gets a Nervy Makeover New York Times September 14, 2017. by Roberta Smith . Thick with sparkles … Toyopet Crown, 1989. Benglis also did a series of magazine advertisements, where she mocked pin-up girls, Hollywood actresses, and nude female models, with the aim to confront the male belief system. Then, when I met her at the artist opening and was all excited to get it over and done with, she asked me to set up… Lynda Benglis came to Greece in 1952, and her grandmother took her to the Parthenon and the Acropolis. As told to Lauren O’Neill-Butler. She didn’t seem to bother about the crowd waiting to congratulate and greet her. “Why do you think that is?” the 76-year-old American artist shoots back at me, showing some of the directness Tennessee Williams noted in a besotted essay in 1977. I remember when I was working as a waitress in New York at the Black Cat Bar. Sometimes I think, “I did that?” But I know that the job of an artist is to get people to look in a new way, to get people to use their eyes and to get them to notice the things they don’t pay attention to. BENGLIS: Exactly. Funding for this interview was provided by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. 061 LYNDA BENGLIS, Hyades, 1982 (Bronzedraht, Zink, Kupfer, Aluminium, 41 x 33 x 17", Paula Cooper, Foto eeva-inkeri) KUNSTFORUM Probe lesen „Kunstforum ist … She maintains residences in New York City, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kastellorizo, Greece, and Ahmedabad, India. New York, New York; Nationalities. Both sisters do, really. and repeats commands like "Start the camera" and "I said start recording." Lynda Marie Benglis. News Lynda Benglis reviewed in Art Observed New York - Lynda Benglis: "Early Work 1967-1979" at Cheim & Read and Ortuzar Projects By D. Creahan December 23, 2020. But, in those days, you could have a loft in New York for $75. BALDESSARI: Well, Lynda, we’re at the point in our lives where we are our own influences. Helen Frankenthaler and I were asked to be on a TV program in the early ’70s, to be interviewed together, but I don’t think she wanted to do it. Lynda Benglis, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; travelled to: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Museum le Consortium, Dijon Lynda Benglis: New Work, Cheim & Read, New York NY . Never mentioned it again. Die Suche nach Bildern und das Schaffen von Neuem birgt unendliche Möglichkeiten. And I began thinking about the male gaze, I suppose. Later I met Barnett Newman. When I first met Benglis last spring, at the opening of her multivenue exhibition in Bergen, Norway, she was deeply immersed in a conversation with a young artist about molding, twisting, cutting, and gluing. I was mocking the whole issue of figure ground. BENGLIS: Exactly. I was thinking about flowers and the wreaths you find over doorways at certain times of year in Greece.”. Benglis had been raising the stakes for some time, in a series of invitation cards to exhibitions that included an Annie Leibovitz shot of her taken from behind with her trousers down. Lynda Benglis (Artist) interview SOT CUTAWAYS Screen showing video clip with headphones in foreground GRAPHICISED Magazine opened in display case showing Benglis nude photo Benglis and reporter along in gallery Statues Metal sculptures Lynda Benglis (Artist) interview SOT CUTAWAYS Various artworks of split paint/ latex / polyurenthene on floor Crystal like towers Reporter and Benglis … And then when I saw your work, I thought, “Wow, this is fantastic. Maybe that piece was a reaction to you! It’s owned by the city of Kenner, in Louisiana, but now this spring it’s going to be borrowed for four years by the city of New Orleans and put in this marshscape that they’ve built. when I look back at work I’ve made in the past, it’s as if I’m visiting another time, another place, and sometimes another artist. And it’s proving to be a busy year—not only is her original World’s Fair fountain, which was lost for decades, returning to public display in New Orleans, but now Benglis has her first comprehensive, career-spanning museum retrospective in the United Kingdom at the Hepworth Wakefield (running until July 5); works ranging 50 years will be in the same location for the first time, offering a true examination of Benglis’s humor, precision, and physicality. And jumping forward to today, I know how much of an influence you are for younger artists. How to be an Artist by Jerry Saltz, the American art critic, is decorated with endorsements from the likes of Grayson Perry (‘I wish I had read these rules forty years ago and carried them around like a bible’) and Tracey Emin (‘most of the time [being an artist] hurts.This book will help the pain’). Born in 1941 to a Greek father and American mother in the sleepy Louisiana town of Lake Charles, Benglis earned her first degree at the women’s college of Newcomb in New Orleans, where she focused on ceramics. “Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis were dealing with a contained space, but I wanted to be relatively boundless in form and format.” Soon she was expanding into foam sculpture, creating them in situ in galleries, or casting them in aluminium and having them jut out of the wall like wings. [Baldessari laughs] I guess it would have been worse for a Texas lady to tell a Louisiana girl to go to hell. Born Lake Charles, Louisiana born Lake Charles, LA 1941 Active in. BALDESSARI: That ad probably sold more Artforums that month than any prior. BENGLIS: Well, where are they showing something new? Sie studierte am Newcomb College in New Orleans und schloss dort mit dem Bachelor of Fine Arts ab. The pours evolved into foam and mounds, lava-like protrusions or waves, and eventually into an ongoing series of large-scale fountains begun in 1984, which included working plumbing. (Unknown). “My mother said, ‘Lynda, they’ll never forget.’ But I knew then – I knew – it would be a challenge to me and my work. While minimalism’s reduced forms reigned in 1960s New York, her sculptures oozed across the floor, glittering or glowing in the dark. As she arrives in Britain for Frieze Masters, we meet the radical prankster, Last modified on Thu 26 Mar 2020 10.33 EDT. There were none with women being empowered. You don’t have to have a stretcher bar to do a painting.”. Writing Lynda Benglis ArtForum October 2017. She worked in video and film, and her famous “pin-up” in the November 1974 issue of Artforum—perhaps the most famous page in an art magazine of all time, which resulted in resignations and art-world schisms—was a nude photograph of the artist in sunglasses and wielding an extra-large dildo. Mar 28, 2015 - On the eve of a career retrospective, the fearless, material-testing, globe-hopping artist is still exploring color, motion, and monumental states—and she isn't backing down. “I’m always thinking push this or pull that,” she says, “but in terms of play – art’s really play.” She is, however, responsible for one of feminist art’s most enduring images: the advert she placed in Artforum magazine to accompany a 1974 article about her work, in which she poses nude but for a pair of cat-eye shades and a slick of body oil. It does come from the outside, but it doesn’t always come from something new that’s going on; it could come from some quirky thing that happens to me because I happen to, for instance, be making paperworks at the Brodsky Center and working with that and trying to figure out what I want to do with that material. MS. BENGLIS: I was just commenting – my sister just called me, and she has probably more talent than I do – more real talent. . 1981 brass and copper Female Sensibility. I’m not a planer person, as such. BENGLIS: Well, that’s good because then we can keep doing what we like to do. BENGLIS: I think I started doing the pouring because I couldn’t pour wax on the floor and make it work, and I wasn’t interested in straight canvases. Lynda Benglis (1941- ) is a sculptor in New York, New York. But then I feel like I’m always racing for time. Then, as now, her visceral approach to viscous materials and mediums is singular and timeless. Administration. ‘When my father saw my work, he just walked out’ … Benglis’s photos at Frieze Masters, including her provocative Artforum ad and her portrait by Annie Leibowitz. [laughs] You went to all the openings. Lynda Benglis is the subject of a year-long investigation into her work as part of the Bergen Assembly, which takes place in Norway this year. In the beginning, I poured onto polyethylene and linoleum, and I had to get it out of my studio—I had a small studio on Baxter Street, down from the police station and across from a school playground. I had one shower and one toilet, and it was all exposed. Ich liebe Kunst und vor allem die Malerei. When you drew over that photograph of a Le Corbusier sculpture that’s in the Sarabhai house in Ahmedabad, this large mosquito right over it, you pulled off such a beautiful piece. We feel that at times, in our sleep, this melting, this plasticity. But I learned a great deal. 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