American, born 1944
Joyce Neimanas (American, born 1944)
Gelatin silver print with applied color
14 x 19 1/2 inches 35.6 x 49.5 cm. (image) 16 x 20 inches 40.6 x 50.8 cm. (paper)
Gift of Lucinda W. Bunnen for the Bunnen Collection
Currently not on view
For most of her career, Joyce Neimanas has created photographic images without directly using a camera, choosing instead to make complex collages and photograms of found imagery derived primarily from mass culture. In this work, Neimanas enlarged and printed a still from a 16 mm pornographic film to which she applied color and annotated with text drawn from the controversial Kinsey Report on Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (1953). Made at a time of expanded conversation around gender, feminism, and sexual liberation, this work explores and challenges conventional representations of women’s sexuality.
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