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In the Galleries: Judy Chicago

In the Galleries: Judy Chicago


Celebrating her 75th birthday, an exhibit of Judy Chicago's early work reveals the roots of her feminist approach to making art.

A new exhibit focuses on the first decade of work by one of the leading figures in feminist art, Judy Chicago, who is now approaching her 75th birthday.

"Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago's Early Work 1963-74" is at the Brooklyn Museum from April 4 through September 28. It is billed as a reappraisal of her importance as a pioneer in the California art scene, bringing together more than 55 objects, including her Female Rejection Series, and large-scale paintings.

In this period of Chicago's life, she lived in Los Angeles and participated in the Finish Fetish School, which responded to the rapid post-World War II industrialization of the West Coast with its own brightly colored, high-gloss form of minimalism.

Through "Chicago in L.A.," audiences discover Heaven Is for White Men Only and her minimalist sculpture Rainbow Pickett, created for Chicago's first solo gallery show held in Los Angeles in 1966.


Acrylic Shapes


Birth Hood


Dry Ice Environment


Female Rejection Drawing 3 from the Rejection Quintet


Heaven Is for White Men Only


Polished Stainless Steel Domes


Purple Atmosphere #4


Queen Victoria from the Great Ladies


Rainbow Pickett


Silver Blue Fan


TTF Painting

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