522 West 24th Street
New York NY 10011
Featured Artist Publication
Kiss and Screw: The Sex Review
A joint presentation by Susan Inglett & Specific Object will showcase a range of media interventions addressing and reclaiming sexuality by Yayoi Kusama, Lynda Benglis, and Beverly Semmes. Increasingly aware of the limitations of the art-world press in the 1960s, Kusama infiltrated the territory of men’s magazines, using them as a vehicle to document her New York happenings and events. These periodicals will be shown with a set of previously unseen color photographs and associated ephemera. Benglis financed the advert featuring her infamous nude self-portrait in the November 1974 issue of Artforum by selling a run of hand-painted t-shirts, examples of which will appear at Independent together with her iconic “centerfold.” The presentation will also include works on paper from Semmes’s Feminist Responsibility Project, initiated in the early 2000s, in which the artist conceals and complicates pornographic images culled from vintage issues of Hustler and Penthouse, forcing us to re-examine the conventions of the genre.
About the Gallery
Susan Inglett Gallery is located in the heart of Chelsea in a ground floor space at 522 West 24th Street. The gallery provides representation for a range of artists, emerging to established, working across media. Continuing a pattern established early in its history, the gallery consciously develops a program of surprising juxtapositions within and between exhibitions alternating between single artist shows, curated group exhibitions and historical exhibitions.
Yayoi Kusama, Untitled (Model in Studio), Courtesy of Specific Object/Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
Lynda Benglis, Artforum T-Shirt, Courtesy of Specific Object/Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
Beverly Semmes, Dots, Courtesy of Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.