New York: The New Museum, 1987. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Exhibition catalog published for the first major retrospective of Ana Mendieta’s work, held posthumously at the New Museum in 1987-88. Recognized as a key figure of the body and land art movements, Mendieta came to the U.S. as a political refugee from the Castro regime, earned her MFA at the University of Iowa, and ultimately landed in the New York art world, where she became involved in feminist politics. Her husband, the sculptor Carl Andre, was controversially acquitted of her 1985 death, but the circumstances—a fall from their 30th-floor bedroom window—remain mysterious. The exhibition was initiated soon after her death and showcased a comprehensive selection of works including her sculptures, photos, and several reproductions of her land art and performances. With essays by guest curators John Perreault and Petra Barreras del Rio, chronology, exhibition history, and bibliography. Illustrated in color and black-and-white. Text in English and Spanish. Light rubbing to wraps. Near fine. Item #4130