Published by Karma Publications, New York, 2021, 640 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.4 × 22.8 cm, EnglishPrice: €79
Produced on the occasion of Lee Lozano, Drawings 1959-64 at Karma, New York, July 12–August 13, 2021.
Lozano’s drawings register a social consciousness that was radical for its time and continues to be groundbreaking in the present day. Her transgressive and experimental illustrations dissect institutionalized power, behavioral propriety, and gender socialization with zealous intensity. Challenging norms of respectability, Lozano’s works are “anti-skill, antisocial, antithetical, a “manly,” macho display, figured in the touch and tone as much as in the innuendos and imagery,” as Tamar Garb aptly notes.