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Phaidon and Artspace have partnered with Kering, the most influential global luxury group, to launch Great
Women Painters. Kering’s commitment to gender equality is expansive and extends to the world of arts and culture through its signature Women In Motion program. Since its creation in 2015, Women In Motion has highlighted the creativity and unique talent of women whose work in the fields of arts and culture is transforming our vision of the world.
In celebration of Great
Women Painters and with the support of Kering, Artspace, and Phaidon have commissioned a new limited edition print with Jennifer Guidi. The latest limited edition in the series, Guidi's Rainbow Orb 2, 2023, is based on an original painting with the same title and is a charitable edition benefitting the Dallas Museum of Art.
Rainbow Orb 2 by Jennifer Guidi
Artspace is pleased to announce a new limited edition print by Los Angeles-based artist Jennifer Guidi.
Inspired by Impressionism, Tibetan sand mandalas, meditation, and the California landscape, Guidi mixes sand with paint to create atmospheric abstract compositions that radiate from a centerpoint outward and inspire a meditative state of being.
Rainbow Orb 2 is based on an original painting with the same title, and is finished with screenprinted varnishes and fine glass beads to recall the cavities and textures that characterize Guidi’s sand-encrusted canvases. Each edition is sold framed according to the artist’s specifications to highlight and protect the print’s delicate surface details.
Dazzlingly beautiful and deceptively complex, Jennifer Guidi’s layered painting practice stems from and gives way to a transcendent observation of both exterior and interior worlds.
“Some people tell me that they meditate in front of the work, if they live with it. There’s an unfolding that happens if someone’s actually living with the work.” — Jennifer Guidi
Great Women Painters is a groundbreaking book that reveals a richer and more varied telling of the story of painting. Featuring more than 300 artists from around the world, it includes both well-known women painters from history and today's most exciting rising stars.
Covering nearly 500 years of skill and innovation, this survey continues Phaidon's celebrated The Art Book series and reveals and champions a more diverse history of art, showcasing recently discovered and newly appreciated work and artists throughout its more than 300 pages and images.
Artists featured include: Hilma af Klint, Eileen Agar, Sofonisba Anguissola, Cecily Brown, Leonora Carrington, Mary Cassatt, Elaine de Kooning, Marlene Dumas, Nicole Eisenman, Jadé Fadojutimi, Helen Frankenthaler, Artemisia Gentileschi, Maggi Hambling, Carmen Herrera, Gwen John, Frida Kahlo, Tamara de Lempicka, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel, Plautilla Nelli, Georgia O'Keeffe, Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Jenny Saville, Dana Schutz, Lee Krasner, Yayoi Kusama.
A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, and jewelry: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Queelin, and Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to reach new heights while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. Kering captures these values in its signature: Empowering Imagination.
About Women In Motion
Kering's commitment to women is at the heart of the Group's priorities and extends, through Women In Motion, to the field of arts and culture, where gender inequalities are still glaring, even though creation is one of the most powerful vectors for change.
In 2015, Kering launched Women In Motion at the Festival de Cannes with the ambition of highlighting women in cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. The program has since expanded in a major way to photography, but also to art, design, choreography and music. Through its Awards, the program recognizes inspirational figures and young talent, while its Talks provide an opportunity for leading personalities to share their views on the representation of women in their profession. For the past eight years, Women In Motion has been a platform of choice that contributes to changing mind sets and thinking on the place of women - and the recognition they receive - in the arts and culture.
Through erotically charged imagery, often in extreme close-up, Minter addresses the commodification of women’s bodies, particularly in the worlds of fashion, beauty, and pornography. Her hyper-realism mimics the aesthetics of these industries, yet her compositions also feature dirt, stray hairs, visible pores, bodily fluids, or other ‘imperfections’ usually airbrushed away in commercial imagery.
Since the mid-1990s, Minter’s process has begun with elaborate photoshoots, often featuring Minter herself, to create the source material for her paintings, which are mostly rendered in enamel on metal to further reinforce a high-gloss finish. The original painting Big Red emerged from a photoshoot of fellow artist Wangechi Mutu, who sought out portraits to document her pregnancy.
The artist’s first and only limited edition print, Untitled Interior presents one of Pecis’ iconic interior sill lifes replete with vivid color and intricate pattern. Untitled Interior has been commissioned to coincide with Phaidon’s landmark survey Great Women Painters, in which Pecis is a featured artist. Proceeds from the sale of this print will benefit Students Run LA and the MCA Chicago’s Women Artists Initiative.
Pecis is known for her signature style of representational paintings that updates the historical genres of domestic interior, landscape, and still life— and are among the most sought-after works by a contemporary artist working today. The human figure is generally absent from Pecis’s scenes, which exude personality and display the lovingly curated minutiae of life. When seen through Pecis’ eyes, familiar interiors and landscapes of Los Angeles encourage us to celebrate the quiet power and vibrant beauty of the everyday. Artnet recently praised her as “the David Hockney of our time, setting the art world a flutter” with sold out shows and soaring auction prices.