Superman And The Birds, 2002 - Ghada Amer

About the Work

About Superman And The Birds

At first glance, Superman and the Birds appears to be a simple pattern—lines of a repeated image of the super hero jumping into the void—that is broken by scattered, colorful birds. A second viewing reveals the optical illusion ...Read More
At first glance, Superman and the Birds appears to be a simple pattern—lines of a repeated image of the super hero jumping into the void—that is broken by scattered, colorful birds. A second viewing reveals the optical illusion of the piece: the fact that the pattern is overlaid with the image of two women kissing while they open their legs to one another. By combining the three references—super heroes, birds in flight, and female pleasure—Amer implies that there is freedom, power, and even heroism in sexual freedom. Read Less

About the Artist

About Ghada Amer

Ghada Amer is best known for her large-scale, hand-embroidered paintings of seemingly abstract lines that resolve into repetitive patterns of highly erotic figures and scenes ...Read More
Ghada Amer is best known for her large-scale, hand-embroidered paintings of seemingly abstract lines that resolve into repetitive patterns of highly erotic figures and scenes. Born in Cairo, Egypt, raised in France from the age of 11, and currently living and working in New York, Amer's practice is very much grounded in both the Muslim and the Western World. By exploring the differences between the two, she is able to unveil universal truths that are prevalent in all cultures, including the oppression of women, the incomprehensibility of love, the foolishness of war, and an overall quest for beauty.

Widely acclaimed when they debuted at the 2000 Whitney Biennial, Amer's paintings subvert the male-dominated language of Abstract Expressionism by embroidering iconic works from that period with images appropriated from pornographic magazines and Disney films. This combination forces an examination of women's role in Western and Islamic culture.Read Less

Superman And The Birds, 2002

Ghada Amer

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Size Price
28.50" x 22.50" $1,000
Edition of 30

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Screenprint.

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Signed and numbered by the artist on recto.

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