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Works on paper 1968–1976

Barbara Hammer, I Am The Corn, 1969/1971, acrylic, gouache, pencil, collage on paper, 133 x 121 cm
Barbara Hammer, The Dream, 1969/1971, oil crayon, gouache, acrylic on paper, 121.7 x 102.3 cm
Barbara Hammer, Red Skeleton, 1968, Ink on paper, 60.7 x 36.5 cm
Barbara Hammer, Lunar View 5, 1969, Acrylic, ink on paper, 66.2 x 50.5 cm
Barbara Hammer, Sun & Hand, 1969/1971, Acrylic on paper, 66.3 x 50.5 cm
Barbara Hammer, Ruth And Me, 1969/1971, Ink, felt tip pen, acrylic, watercolor on paper, 60.8 x 45.7 cm
Barbara Hammer, Print painting, 1969/1971, Acrylic on paper, 62 x 44.3 cm
Barbara Hammer, Blue Chip Mama, 1969/1971, Collage, oil crayon, felt tip pen, acrylic on paper, 42.4 x 36 cm
Barbara Hammer, Chumash, 1969/1971, Acrylic on paper, 121 x 163 cm
Barbara Hammer, Chumash Bright, 1969/1971, Acrylic on paper, 80 x 121.7 cm
Barbara Hammer, Teaching As Subversive Action, 1970, Oil crayon, felt tip pen, acrylic on paper, 42.5 x 35.6 cm
Barbara Hammer, I Am A StudentIn America, 1970, Indian ink, acrylic on paper, 42.5 x 35.5 cm
Barbara Hammer, I Am Getting Ready To Smile, 1070, Oil crayon, indian ink, acrylic om paper, 42.2 x 35.6 cm
Barbara Hammer, Blue Lingam Cries, 1970, Pencil, watercolor on paper, 43.2 x 35.5 cm

Estate of Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer was born in Hollywood in 1939. Her documentaries and experimental films are among the earliest and most comprehensive depictions of lesbian identity, love, and sexuality. For more than five decades, Hammer was an increasingly influential voice of queer feminism, and a chronicler of women's self-empowerment in the U.S. and many other places around the world. Following film retrospectives at New York's MoMA in 2010, Tate Modern, London in 2012, and her first solo exhibitions at KOW beginning in 2011, the art world began to take an interest in Hammer's now historic body of work, which includes performances, installations, and works on paper. Numerous institutional exhibitions and successes followed, and today Hammer is considered one of the greatest examples of politically engaged feminist art. Hammer was a teacher for many years and held a professorship at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee (CH). She passed away in 2019.

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