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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)
        Jan. 16, 2021

        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)

        Est: $300 - $400

        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)

        Ripley Auctions
      • 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).
        Sep. 26, 2020

        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).

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        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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      • 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)
        May. 16, 2020

        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)

        Est: $300 - $400

        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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      • 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...
        May. 16, 2020

        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...

        Est: $300 - $400

        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)

        Ripley Auctions
      • Mary Beth Edelson, (American, 1933), woman in chair, acrylic on canvas, 23 1/2"H x 20"W
        May. 16, 2020

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

        Est: $300 - $400

        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

        Ripley Auctions
      • MARY BETH EDELSON, (AMERICAN, B. 1933), THREE PHOTOGRAPHS
        Sep. 11, 2019

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

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        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.

        Freeman's
      • Mary Beth Edelson, (American; b.1935), acrylic on paper, 23 3/4" x 31 1/2".
        Jun. 27, 2015

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

        Est: $500 - $900

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

        Ripley Auctions
      • Mary Beth Edelson, Bride of the Fire, Lithograph
        Aug. 20, 2014

        Mary Beth Edelson, Bride of the Fire, Lithograph

        Est: $1,000 - $1,300

        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)

        RoGallery
      • 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...
        Dec. 07, 2013

        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...

        Est: $300 - $500

        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

        Potomack Company
      • 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...
        Oct. 06, 2013

        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...

        Est: $300 - $500

        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

        Potomack Company
      • Mary Beth Edelson, (American; b.1933), Untitled floral, acrylic and collage on canvas, 47" x 55".
        Aug. 15, 2013

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

        Est: $500 - $700

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

        Ripley Auctions
      • Mary Beth Edelson, (American, b. 1933), Still Life with Flowers, acrylic on canvas, signed, 41.5" x 41.5"
        May. 02, 2013

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

        Est: $200 - $400

        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"

        Ripley Auctions
      • Mary Beth Edelson (American, b. 1935)
        Dec. 16, 2010

        Mary Beth Edelson (American, b. 1935)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        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.)

        Christie's
      • Edelson, Mary Beth (Am. 1934-)
        Dec. 05, 2009

        Edelson, Mary Beth (Am. 1934-)

        Est: $200 - $300

        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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