Judith Bernstein

Cock Eyes/Cunt Face, 2013

£480

4-colour screen-print
Edition of 50
105.4 x 70.5 cm
Signed and numbered by the artist

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About the artist

For over forty years, New York-based artist Judith Bernstein (b. 1942, Newark, NJ) has created expressive drawings and paintings that boldly address the underlying psychological connection between warfare and sexual aggression. Bernstein was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery (the first gallery devoted to showing female artists) where she had her first solo exhibition in 1973. She was an early member of many art and activist organisations including Guerilla Girls, Art Workers’ Coalition, and Fight Censorship.

Judith Bernstein’s edition for Studio Voltaire represents characteristics from an ongoing series where objects such as the angry cunt, cock eyes, cunt face and cock face create an anxious and absurdist energy. Subliminal themes of pleasure and pain, death and sex permeate this series.

Here Bernstein creates a humorous and powerful dialogue between the cunt and phallus.

About the artist

Judith Bernstein’s recent shows include Keep Your Timber Limber at ICA, London (2013); her solo exhibition Judith Bernstein: Hard at New Museum, NY (2012); Sinister Pop at The Whitney Museum, NY (2012); Greater New York: The Comfort Of Strangers at MoMA PS1, NY (2010); The Historical Box at Hauser & Wirth, London and Zurich (2011-12). Her work has been acquired by the permanent collections of MoMA, NY; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Jewish Museum, NY; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; Kronhausen Collection Sweden; Neuberger Museum NY and The Brooklyn Museum, NY.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.