Vorname
Nancy
Nachname
Spero

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"The one thing that artists must possess above all other qualities is immense courage," the filmmaker and anthropologist Jean Rouch once said to me. Nancy Spero was a woman who possessed immense courage, both in her art and in her life. For more than half a century, this courage propelled a practice of enormous imagination that moved across painting, collage, printmaking, and installation, constructing what Spero once called a "peinture féminine" that could address—and redress—both the struggles of women in patriarchal society and the horrors perennially wrought by American military might. Nevertheless, Spero's art was ambiguous and never merely illustrative, and her treatment of these subjects came through a complex symbolic language incorporating an extraordinary polyphony of goddess-protagonists drawn from Greek, Egyptian, Indian, and pagan mythologies. She once told me that "goddesses, as is true of the gods, possess many characteristics of the eternal, which range from the tragic to transformation into a state of pleasure or even extreme excitement or happiness."
quot. Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2009

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Galerie
Nancy Spero<br /><em>The Acrobats, </em>2001<br />Handprint and collage on paperNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Parade II,</em> 2001<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />49 x 62 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Parade III,</em> 2001<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />62 x 74 cmNANCY SPERO<br />Dildo Dancer, double image, 1990<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />47 x 62 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Untitled, </em>1996<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />80 x 60 cm<br />NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Sheela Dancing, </em>1996<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />50 x 60 cm<br />NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Ohne Titel,</em> 1995<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />80 x 60 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Untitled,</em> 1996<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />62 x 49 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Propitiatory,</em> 1993<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />110 x 144 cm, 7 partsNANCY SPERO<br />Desaparecidos, 1992<br />Handprint on paper<br />50 x 159<br /><p>NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Untitled (Jakobsleiter),</em> 1997<br />hand print and collage on paper<br />275 x 68 cm</p>NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Dildo Dancer,</em> 1984<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />74 x 62 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Maenad Circle,</em> 2003<br />Handprint on paper<br />ø 35 cm<br />Ed. 5NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Maenad Circle, </em>2003<br />Handprint on paper<br />ø 35 cm<br />Ed. 5NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Maenad Circle,</em> 2003<br />Handprint on paper<br />ø 35 cm<br />Ed. 5NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Maenad Circle,</em> 2003<br />Handprint on paper<br />ø 35 cm<br />Ed. 5NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Maenad Circle, </em>2003<br />Handprint on paper<br />ø 35 cm<br />Ed. 5NANCY SPERO<br /><em>Godess Nut II</em><br />Handprint and collage on paperNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Sheela And Wilma,</em> 1985<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />50,8 x 279,4 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Vietnamese Women,</em> 1985<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />50,8 x 426,7 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Search and Destroy, </em>1987<br />Handprint and collage on paper<br />58 x 340 cmNANCY SPERO<br />Venice Biennial: <em>Maypole/Take No Prisoners, </em>2007<br />Handprint on aluminium, bows, steel chain and aluminium pole with base<br />10,7 x 9,1 x 9,1 mNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Codex Artau,</em> 1971/72<br />Handprint and collage on paperNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Kill Commies,</em> 1967<br />Gouache and ink on paper<br />61 x 90,8  cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Pacification F111</em>, 1968<br />Gouache and ink on paper<br />61 x 90,8 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Victims Hanging from Airplane Wing,</em> 1966<br />Gouache and ink on paper<br />59,7 x 90,2 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Reclining Figure, </em>1959<br />Oil on canvas<br />89,5 x 142,2 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Les Enfants,</em> 1958<br />Oil on canvas<br />124,5 x 150 cmNANCY SPERO<br /><em>Lovers IX,</em> 1965<br />Oil on canvas<br /> 124,5 x 150 cm

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