Bowl of Fruit
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
In her photomontages, Martha Rosler cuts out images of women’s bodies, mimicking corporeal trauma and the violence of war. In Bowl of Fruit, the image of a Vietnamese child crouching quietly on a modern kitchen counter is included. The contrast between the child and the wealthy white suburban home calls attention to the possibility for domestic complacency in the face of—and insulation against—an inundation of media depictions of the Vietnam War. Rosler also explores the housewife’s role as an audience for the distractions of consumerism, while she is at the same time depicted as a “product,” by juxtaposing the consumption of food, media, and pornography.
Estimated chromogenic photograph
20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
frame: 20 3/4 × 16 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (52.7 × 41.9 × 3.8 cm) (show scale)
Emily Winthrop Miles Fund
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Martha Rosler (American, born 1943). Bowl of Fruit, 1966-1972. Estimated chromogenic photograph, 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Emily Winthrop Miles Fund, 2011.84. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the artist, CUR.2011.84_TL2011.66_artist_photo.jpg)
Edition: 8/10 with 2 APs
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