Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Eunice Golden

RAPE #1

RAPE #1

Eunice Golden. RAPE #1, 1973.

Description:
In a reversal of Magritte’s “The Rape”—a woman’s face composed of her nude torso—Eunice Golden perpetuates a visual rape by twisting male genitalia into grotesque heads—“ (*4). I made this piece and other “Rape” drawings in defiance of censorship (which I consider to be a rape of the mind), and as a response to Magritte’s mutilation of the female body in “Le Viol”. This large drawing was the catalyst for the Metamorphosis Series in which the deconstruction of the human form and the reconstruction of the body-psyche suggests changes as yet unknown which may affect men and women, physiologically, psychologically, socially, politically. “Rape #1,” ©1973Eunice Golden, was created as a socio-political protest against societal conditions and attitudes which existed then, yet we still live in a global society in which violence is rampant, rape is insidious, domestic violence and the abuse of women continues to be an addiction for many whose anger replaces healthy sexuality, and censorship exists to repress and dismiss free expression and creative initiative. (*#4) Dorothy Seiberling, New York Magazine, “The Female View of Erotica.” Feb. 11, 1974 Eunice Golden, Heresies 12- May, 1981 “The Male Nude in Women’s Art”, Mitchell Algus Gallery

Medium:
Drawing

Tags:
sexuality, violence, politics, Surrealism, rape, Rape Series, Erotica, repression

Images
CRUCIFIXION #1Landscape # 160METAMORPHOSIS #12RAPE #1BODYWORKS SERIES I  #7REORIENTATION OF THE HUMAN FIGURE AT SCHEDULED INTERVALSBLUE BANANAS AND OTHER MEATS

Videos
Eunice Golden A Retrospective 1968-2000: Paintings, Drawings, Photographic Works, Performance/Body-Art

Location
New York, New York
USA

Contact
463 West Street (B332)
New York, New York
USA
eugolden@optonline.net

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