Judy Chicago – ‘I’m an Artist and a Troublemaker’ | TateShots


Judy Chicago is an artist and author. To tie in with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Chicago has created a mural on the walls of the Grail Silo in Liverpool which responds to the lyrics of the song Fixing a Hole. The work is the artist’s largest painting to date.

After studying painting and sculpture in the 1970s at the University of California, Los Angeles, Chicago was the first artist to launch a feminist art programme. Her goal has been to create a place for female-centred imagery and to overcome the erasure of women’s achievements in art and society.

Chicago’s most influential work is the iconic installation The Dinner Party (1974–9), which today is a permanent exhibition at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

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