Notorious for her 1974 advertisement in Artforum where she posed naked sporting nothing but a pair of white-rimmed sunglasses and a double dildo, Lynda Benglis exploded onto the international art scene with her controversial gender-bending display. A masterful swipe both at pin-up girl aesthetics and the male-dominated art scene of the time, Benglis' self-promotional move got her work noticed in a world ruled by macho male artists, the… Read more
About the artwork
American artist Lynda Benglis’ biomorphic art is at once abstract and profoundly visceral. This cast phosphorescent polyurethane sculpture, which transforms from gentle ivory to vivid glow-in-the-dark green, reflects Benglis’ lifelong fascination with natural phosphorescence, as well as her intrinsic ability to bring ephemeral natural phenomena and sensations into physical permanence through her art.