Rose Deler
“Domestic Violence”
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Lot Details

Monoprint, white ink on black Stonehenge 100% rag paper
22 3/4 x 20 in. (57.8 x 50.8 cm) Framed: 30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 66 cm.)
Year: 2017
Extra Info:

Signed in pencil, recto

Framed under glass

Location: New York, New York

Seller: Rose Deler, New York.

Pressure is a series of mono-prints on paper and fabric of vintage women’s undergarments and accompaniments, exploring notions of female body image as shaped by evolving societal expectations. Throughout history women have been judged by the shapes of their figure. Consequently, a variety of contorting (and occasionally deforming) apparatuses were devised to physically mold and shape the female form to meet the ideal figure of the time. Corsets and girdles to squeeze you in, hoops and bustles to push you out. Today, some women undergo invasive surgeries, implants here, tucking there, in attempts to achieve that ideal waist-hip ratio that, according to some, represents the measure of female attractiveness. Yet despite all these interventions, time passes and all that is left behind are the remnants; discarded garments and silicone sacks that linger on once the body has turned to dust.

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