"Female Bomb" (1966)

"Female Bomb," 1966
Gouache and ink on paper, 34 x 27 inches. Photo by David Reynolds.
© Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"I guess maybe my art can be said to be a protest. I see things a certain way, and as an artist I’m privileged in that arena to protest or say publicly what I’m thinking about. Maybe the strongest work I’ve done is because it was done with indignation. Considering myself as a feminist, I don’t want my work to be a reaction to what male art might be or what art with a capital A would be. I just want it to be art. In a convoluted way, I am protesting- protesting the usual way art is looked at, being shoved into a period or category."

- Nancy Spero