Amy Sillman
CLUBFOOT 2011

Artwork details

Artist
Amy Sillman born 1955
Title
CLUBFOOT
Date 2011
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 2310 x 2140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the American Patrons of Tate, courtesy of the North American Acquisitions Committee 2013
Reference
T13821
Not on display

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Sillman is interested in the inheritance of abstract expressionism, a kind of painting that women artists of her generation were discouraged from making, since gestural painting was associated with male bravado. Sillman acknowledges that any artist wanting to make art from the starting point of their body will be involved with the messiness of materials. The compositions in her paintings are worked over in many layers, changing several times. She brings together fragments of figures, such as the ‘club foot’ of this work, with passages of abstract painting.

July 2015

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