[N.p.]: Marybeth Edelson, 1975. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's stapled photo-illustrated self-wraps.
"The ascending archetypal symbol of the feminine unfold [sic] today in the psyche of modern Everywoman. They encompass the multiple forms of the Great Goddess – Reaching across the centuries we take the hand of our Ancient Sisters." Scarce self-published pamphlet by pioneering feminist artist Mary Beth Edelson, with reproductions of the artist’s earliest works from the late 1960s and early 70s, presumably published in conjunction with a 1975 one-woman show at Henri gallery, Washington, DC. The survey overview of her work to date showcase's Edelson's position as an outsider to mainstream international art establishments, as well as her rigorous approach to multifaceted and interdisciplinary creative practices. often involving printmaking and book art, in addition to other media. Includes the eponymous "Woman Rising" series, a collection of hand-altered photographic self-portraits that celebrate and critique primordial iconography of women in ancient history, her iconic and recently revived "Goddess Cut-Outs," and her groundbreaking and temporally transcendent story-gathering boxes. Illustrated with black-and-white photos and reproductions, with statements by Edelson and others; with selected list of contemporary exhibitions. Stapled in the rear is a one-page offprint review from a 1975 issue of Art in America by pioneering curator and founder of nonprofit organization Art21 Susan Sollins: "Edelson's work is unabashedly and powerfully feminist. It makes a statement and conveys a message, and although utilizing mythic, ancient symbols, it is politically and socially pertinent to contemporary societal events..." Light soiling to wraps. Near fine. Scarce, with six copies listed in OCLC. Item #3273