"Azur," detail (2002)

"Azur," detail, 2002
Handprinting and printed collage on paper, 39 sections totaling approximately 2 x 277 feet. Photo by David Reynolds.
© Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"I heard about WAR (Women Artists in Revolution), a group of women artists who realized that women’s voices were not being heard. I joined that group. I researched; I picketed against the Vietnam War. And I became interested in women artists and how the art world was set up- how mostly male artists got attention- and what it meant to be a woman artist. That shifted my art a lot, toward the political. I guess I decided at that point that I would put my art where my head was, thinking about women’s artist groups and the position of the woman artist- how strong or weak her voice was." - Nancy Spero ...

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"I heard about WAR (Women Artists in Revolution), a group of women artists who realized that women’s voices were not being heard. I joined that group. I researched; I picketed against the Vietnam War. And I became interested in women artists and how the art world was set up- how mostly male artists got attention- and what it meant to be a woman artist. That shifted my art a lot, toward the political. I guess I decided at that point that I would put my art where my head was, thinking about women’s artist groups and the position of the woman artist- how strong or weak her voice was."

- Nancy Spero

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