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Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b.1933), untitled, oil on panel in artist's hand painted frame., 9 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W (image), 15"H x 13 1/2"W (frame)

Lot 306: Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b.1933), untitled, oil on panel in artist's hand painted frame., 9 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W (image), 15"H x 13 1/2"W (frame)

Auction Date: Jan 16, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Mary Beth Edelson
(American, b.1933)
untitled
oil on panel in artist's hand painted frame.
signed 'Strause' lower right. Biography from National Museum of Women in the Arts Mary Beth Edelson has been a pioneer of the Feminist Art movement in the United States since the early 1970s. Her performances, paintings, and collages have relentlessly explored the role of women in society and challenged dominant patriarchal values. Born in 1933 in diverse East Chicago, Indiana, Edelson had creativity and activism, which were fostered early on by her community-driven parents. In 1955, during her senior-year exhibition at DePauw University, outraged faculty members requested her work to be pulled from the show because it was deemed “degrading and an affront to ministers and small children.” Campus-wide protests ensued thus beginning a career whose hallmark would be controversy. In Some Living Women Artists/Last Supper (1972) based on Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous mural, Edelson collaged the heads of prominent women artists over the figures of the Christ and his disciples. With Georgia O’Keeffe as Christ flanked by Nancy Graves as John the Baptist, the composition became one of the most iconic images of the Feminist Art movement almost instantaneously. By using a Christian image, Edelson challenged organized religion as a major cultural force in the subordination of women over the centuries. Over the years, religion remained a key component of Edelson’s oeuvre and was the main subject of her powerful 1977 performance Proposals for: Memorials to the 9,000,000 Women Burned as Witches in the Christian Era. Also around that time, the concept of Goddess increasingly emerged in Edelson’s work allowing the artist to transform her own image and slip into new personas, whether fictitious or real. Edelson’s will to reclaim control of the female identity and transform it into a powerful medium of expression is clear in photomontages such as Goddess Head (1975). Her site-specific performances or ‘rituals’ which kept investing both private and public spheres strove to create a new feminine spirituality with its own values and iconography. Beside her important contribution to the arts, Edelson was involved in a multitude of Feminist-related endeavors such as the organization of the first National Conference for Women in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC in 1972. She was also a founding member of the Feminist publications Heresies Collective and Chrysalis. In 1993, Edelson received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from DePauw University, and in 2000 was the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Today, Edelson actively pursues her artistic interests as well as her involvement in collective groups such as the Women’s Action Coalition and Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. Other Occupation(s): Activist, Art Dealer, Author, Educator
9 1/2"H x 7 1/2"W (image), 15"H x 13 1/2"W (frame)
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Auction House: Ripley Auctions

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Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b.1933), Dance, 1971, oil on canvas, 44 1/4"H x 39 1/2"W (image), 45 1/2"H x 41 1/4"W (frame).

Lot 194: Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b.1933), Dance, 1971, oil on canvas, 44 1/4"H x 39 1/2"W (image), 45 1/2"H x 41 1/4"W (frame).

Auction Date: Sep 26, 2020

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Description: Mary BethEdelson(American, b.1933)Dance, 1971oil on canvassigned and dated verso.

Biography from National Museum of Women in the Arts
Mary Beth Edelson has been a pioneer of the Feminist Art movement in the United States since the early 1970s. Her performances, paintings, and collages have relentlessly explored the role of women in society and challenged dominant patriarchal values.

Born in 1933 in diverse East Chicago, Indiana, Edelson had creativity and activism, which were fostered early on by her community-driven parents. In 1955, during her senior-year exhibition at DePauw University, outraged faculty members requested her work to be pulled from the show because it was deemed "degrading and an affront to ministers and small children." Campus-wide protests ensued thus beginning a career whose hallmark would be controversy.

In Some Living Women Artists/Last Supper (1972) based on Leonardo Da Vinci's famous mural, Edelson collaged the heads of prominent women artists over the figures of the Christ and his disciples. With Georgia O'Keeffe as Christ flanked by Nancy Graves as John the Baptist, the composition became one of the most iconic images of the Feminist Art movement almost instantaneously. By using a Christian image, Edelson challenged organized religion as a major cultural force in the subordination of women over the centuries.

Over the years, religion remained a key component of Edelson's oeuvre and was the main subject of her powerful 1977 performance Proposals for: Memorials to the 9,000,000 Women Burned as Witches in the Christian Era. Also around that time, the concept of Goddess increasingly emerged in Edelson's work allowing the artist to transform her own image and slip into new personas, whether fictitious or real.

Edelson's will to reclaim control of the female identity and transform it into a powerful medium of expression is clear in photomontages such as Goddess Head (1975).

Her site-specific performances or 'rituals' which kept investing both private and public spheres strove to create a new feminine spirituality with its own values and iconography.

Beside her important contribution to the arts, Edelson was involved in a multitude of Feminist-related endeavors such as the organization of the first National Conference for Women in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC in 1972. She was also a founding member of the Feminist publications Heresies Collective and Chrysalis.

In 1993, Edelson received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from DePauw University, and in 2000 was the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

Today, Edelson actively pursues her artistic interests as well as her involvement in collective groups such as the Women's Action Coalition and Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
44 1/4"H x 39 1/2"W (image), 45 1/2"H x 41 1/4"W (frame).
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Auction House: Ripley Auctions

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Mary Beth Edelson, (American, 1933), woman in chair, acrylic on canvas, 23 1/2"H x 20"W

Lot 184: Mary Beth Edelson, (American, 1933), woman in chair, acrylic on canvas, 23 1/2"H x 20"W

Auction Date: May 16, 2020

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Mary Beth Edelson
(American, 1933)
woman in chair
acrylic on canvas
signed right center

Mary Beth Edelson (b. 1933, East Chicago, IN) has been a pioneer of the Feminist Art movement in the United States and Europe since the early 1970s.

From Ask Art: Beside her important contribution to the arts, Edelson was involved in a multitude of Feminist-related endeavors such as the organization of the first National Conference for Women in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC in 1972. She was also a founding member of the Feminist publications Heresies Collective and Chrysalis.

In 1993, Edelson received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from DePauw University, and in 2000 was the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
23 1/2"H x 20"W
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Auction House: Ripley Auctions

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Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b. 1933), seated womand with flowers, acylic on board, 19"H x 15 1/4"W (sight), 27 1/2"H x 23 1/2"W (f...

Lot 186: Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b. 1933), seated womand with flowers, acylic on board, 19"H x 15 1/4"W (sight), 27 1/2"H x 23 1/2"W (f...

Auction Date: May 16, 2020

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Mary Beth Edelson
(American, b. 1933)
seated womand with flowers
acylic on board
signed lower right

Mary Beth Edelson (b. 1933, East Chicago, IN) has been a pioneer of the Feminist Art movement in the United States and Europe since the early 1970s.

From Ask Art: Beside her important contribution to the arts, Edelson was involved in a multitude of Feminist-related endeavors such as the organization of the first National Conference for Women in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC in 1972. She was also a founding member of the Feminist publications Heresies Collective and Chrysalis.

In 1993, Edelson received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from DePauw University, and in 2000 was the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
19"H x 15 1/4"W (sight), 27 1/2"H x 23 1/2"W (frame)
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Auction House: Ripley Auctions

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Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b. 1933), kneeling nude, oil on board, 19 1/2"H x 15 1/4"W (sight), 30 1/2"H x 26 1/2"W (frame)

Lot 187: Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b. 1933), kneeling nude, oil on board, 19 1/2"H x 15 1/4"W (sight), 30 1/2"H x 26 1/2"W (frame)

Auction Date: May 16, 2020

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Mary Beth Edelson
(American, b. 1933)
kneeling nude
oil on board
signed lower right

Mary Beth Edelson (b. 1933, East Chicago, IN) has been a pioneer of the Feminist Art movement in the United States and Europe since the early 1970s.

From Ask Art: Beside her important contribution to the arts, Edelson was involved in a multitude of Feminist-related endeavors such as the organization of the first National Conference for Women in the Visual Arts in Washington, DC in 1972. She was also a founding member of the Feminist publications Heresies Collective and Chrysalis.

In 1993, Edelson received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from DePauw University, and in 2000 was the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
19 1/2"H x 15 1/4"W (sight), 30 1/2"H x 26 1/2"W (frame)
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Auction House: Ripley Auctions

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MARY BETH EDELSON, (AMERICAN, B. 1933), THREE PHOTOGRAPHS

Lot 70: MARY BETH EDELSON, (AMERICAN, B. 1933), THREE PHOTOGRAPHS

Auction Date: Sep 11, 2019

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Description: MARY BETH EDELSON
(american, b. 1933)
THREE PHOTOGRAPHS
"Light Feet: The Burned One Prays for Light Feet." 1977. Titled and with artist's stamp on verso. Gelatin silver prints mounted to board.
Each 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8cm).
Framed.

provenance:
The Avon Collection, New York, New York.
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Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Auction House: Freeman's

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Mary Beth Edelson, (American; b.1935), acrylic on paper, 23 3/4" x 31 1/2".

Lot 220: Mary Beth Edelson, (American; b.1935), acrylic on paper, 23 3/4" x 31 1/2".

Auction Date: Jun 27, 2015

Estimate: $500 - $900

Description: Mary Beth Edelson
(American; b.1935)
acrylic on paper
signed lower right.
23 3/4" x 31 1/2".
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Auction House: Ripley Auctions

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Mary Beth Edelson, Bride of the Fire, Lithograph

Lot 128: Mary Beth Edelson, Bride of the Fire, Lithograph

Auction Date: Aug 20, 2014

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Description: Artist: Mary Beth Edelson, American (1934 - ) || Title: Bride of the Fire || Year: 1975-76 || Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil || Edition: 8/30 || Size: 30 in. x 22 in. (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm) ...

Location: Long Island City, NY, US

Auction House: RoGallery

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MARY BETH EDELSON (AMERICAN, 1933-) CROSSING OVER - PORT CLYDE, MAINE Photographic triptych: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (sight) 22 1/4 X 46...

Lot 143: MARY BETH EDELSON (AMERICAN, 1933-) CROSSING OVER - PORT CLYDE, MAINE Photographic triptych: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (sight) 22 1/4 X 46...

Auction Date: Dec 07, 2013

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: MARY BETH EDELSON (AMERICAN, 1933-)
CROSSING OVER - PORT CLYDE, MAINE
Photographic triptych: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (sight) 22 1/4 X 46 1/4 in. (Frame)
Framed; edition of 3; lower right in graphite: Crossing Over Port Clyde, Maine 1978 Mary Beth Edelson: signed Mary Beth Edelson


Provenance: Property of Josephine Withers
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Location: Alexandria, VA, US

Auction House: Potomack Company

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MARY BETH EDELSON (AMERICAN, 1933-) CROSSING OVER - PORT CLYDE, MAINE Photographic triptych: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (sight) 22 1/4 X 46...

Lot 910: MARY BETH EDELSON (AMERICAN, 1933-) CROSSING OVER - PORT CLYDE, MAINE Photographic triptych: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (sight) 22 1/4 X 46...

Auction Date: Oct 06, 2013

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: MARY BETH EDELSON (AMERICAN, 1933-)
CROSSING OVER - PORT CLYDE, MAINE
Photographic triptych: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (sight) 22 1/4 X 46 1/4 in. (Frame)
Framed; edition of 3; lower right in graphite: Crossing Over Port Clyde, Maine 1978 Mary Beth Edelson: signed Mary Beth Edelson


Provenance: Property of Josephine Withers
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Location: Alexandria, VA, US

Auction House: Potomack Company

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Mary Beth Edelson, (American; b.1933), Untitled floral, acrylic and collage on canvas, 47" x 55".

Lot 290: Mary Beth Edelson, (American; b.1933), Untitled floral, acrylic and collage on canvas, 47" x 55".

Auction Date: Aug 15, 2013

Estimate: $500 - $700

Description: Mary Beth Edelson
(American; b.1933)
Untitled floral
acrylic and collage on canvas
signed Mary Beth Strauss lower right.
47" x 55".
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Auction House: Ripley Auctions

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Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b. 1933), Still Life with Flowers, acrylic on canvas, signed, 41.5" x 41.5"

Lot 335: Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b. 1933), Still Life with Flowers, acrylic on canvas, signed, 41.5" x 41.5"

Auction Date: May 02, 2013

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Mary Beth Edelson
(American, b. 1933)
Still Life with Flowers
acrylic on canvas, signed
This large modern canvas combines the powerful, graphic sensibility of Pop Art with a softer, more feminine subject matter, resulting in a fascinating paradox in the work.

A pioneer of the Feminist Art Movement since the early 1970s, Mary Beth Edelson's paintings, performances and collages explore the role of women in society, often challenging dominant patriarchal values.
41.5" x 41.5"
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Location: Indianapolis, IN, US

Auction House: Ripley Auctions

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Mary Beth Edelson (American, b. 1935)

Lot 37: Mary Beth Edelson (American, b. 1935)

Auction Date: Dec 16, 2010

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Description: Mary Beth Edelson (American, b. 1935)
Waterlily
signed 'EDELSON' (lower right); and titled '"Waterlily"' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
62¾ x 50¾ in. (159.4 x 128.9 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Edelson, Mary Beth (Am. 1934-)

Lot 64: Edelson, Mary Beth (Am. 1934-)

Auction Date: Dec 05, 2009

Estimate: $200 - $300

Description: Edelson, Mary Beth (Am. 1934-)
"Dance". 1971. Acrylic on canvas. Signed on back "Dance Mary Beth Edelson 1971". 40" x 43 3/4"
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Location: Falls Church, VA, US

Auction House: Quinn's Auction Galleries

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