From the Inside Flap
The first monograph on an artist whose provocative and ultimately deeply moving work played an essential part in women's transformation of the art world. Hannah Wilke's artwork, like her life, frames a heroic story about formal invention and social activism, personal loyalties and individual freedom, and, above all, breathtaking risk. A defining presence in the emerging community of women artists in the 1960s and 70s, Wilke developed a unique and controversial visual language in response to her own and women s experience.
About the Author
Nancy Princenthal, a New York-based art critic and lecturer, and Senior Editor at Art in America, has been writing about contemporary art for 25 years. She is a co-author of After the Revolution (Prestel).