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Desquiciados

Roser Bru

Contemporary Art

On View: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Northeast (Herstory gallery), 4th floor
Roser Bru, a Catalan painter living in Chile, is known for her eclectic approach to image-making, often incorporating found images, stamps, and collage elements, as seen in this group of engravings and etchings from the 1968 series Diez Grabados Originales (Ten Original Engravings). These works emerge from the patriarchal Judeo-Christian narrative of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the biblical Garden of Eden, the “fall of man” traditionally interpreted as beginning with a woman’s original sin. The way Bru imagines the story, both genders are subject to fragmentation, but the bodies of women and girls are the most studied and deconstructed, in a reference to their social status as dictated by Catholic traditions.
MEDIUM Engraving and etching with ink stamp added
DATES ca. 1968
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 20 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (51.1 x 34.9 cm) Image: 19 3/8 x 12 1/4 in. (49.2 x 31.1 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed, "Roser Bru" lower right in graphite
INSCRIPTIONS Title lower left in graphite
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 68.228.5
EDITION Edition: 19/50
CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Roser Bru (Chilean, born Spain, 1923). Desquiciados, ca. 1968. Engraving and etching with ink stamp added, Sheet: 20 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (51.1 x 34.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 68.228.5. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.68.228.5.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.68.228.5.jpg., 2018
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Roser Bru (Chilean, born Spain, 1923). <em>Desquiciados</em>, ca. 1968. Engraving and etching with ink stamp added, Sheet: 20 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (51.1 x 34.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund, 68.228.5. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , CUR.68.228.5.jpg)