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OTHER INFLUENTIAL ARTISTS:

JUDY CHICAGO // THE DINNER PARTY // 1979


The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago is an important icon of 1970's feminist art. The Dinner Party comprises a massive ceremonial banquet, arranged on a triangular table with a total of thirty-nine place settings, each commemorating an important woman from history. The settings consist of embroidered runners, gold chalices and utensils, and china-painted porcelain plates with raised central motifs that are based on female genitalia forms and rendered in styles appropriate to the individual women being honoured. The names of another 999 women are inscribed in gold on the white tile floor below the triangular table.

'Widely regarded as the first epic feminist artwork'

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