Ana Mendieta — Earth Body

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“The major monograph, a comprehensive reconsideration of the brief life and career of Ana Mendieta (1948-85), contextualizes the artist’s work within its time and acknowledges her legacy on subsequent generations of artists. The Cuban-born American sculptor is celebrated for her earth-body works of the 1970s, sculptural interventions in the landscape that placed her body – or its haunting silhouette – in symbiotic relationship with nature. Showing extracts from her films, original slide documentation, photography, and other archival material, the catalog illustrates early performances from Mendieta’s student days, as well as her more well-known Silueta Series made in Iowa and Mexico from 1973 to 1980. Earth-body works excecuted in Canada, Cuba, and the United States in the early 1980s and select sculptures, drawings, and installations dating to the mid-eighties. Organized by Olga M. Viso, – The definitive study of the artist’s work”


Edited by Olga M. Viso et al. “Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance, 1972-1985”. Hatje Cantz for Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institutio, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, 2004. Very heavy hardcover with fine protected jacket. 288 pages, with text(s) by Olga M. Viso, Guy Brett, Julia P. Herzberg, Chrissie Iles, Laura Roulet in English. 334 illustrations. Fine clean attractive copy

First edition


Ana Mendieta — Earth Body