"Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers" (1999-2000)

"Artemis, Acrobats, Divas and Dancers," 1999-2000
Glass and ceramic mosaic, dimensions variable. Installation view: New York MTA, 66th Street Station. Photo by David Reynolds.
© Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"I have over five hundred images in my art at this point to choose from, to re-use. Originally, the images were mostly from art books. And a lot came from magazines, contemporary media. Ancient art has influenced me, and I’ve taken great liberties in using the format of the Egyptian papyrus and writing, and the imagery of the ancient Greeks."

- Nancy Spero