Nancy Spero | Becoming an Artist

EXCLUSIVE: Photographs of Nancy Spero from the 1960s to 2000.

A pioneer of feminist art, Nancy Spero’s work since the 1960s is an unapologetic statement against the pervasive abuse of power, Western privilege, and male dominance. Executed with a raw intensity on paper and in ephemeral installations, her work often draws its imagery and subject matter from current and historical events such as the torture of women in Nicaragua, the Holocaust, and the atrocities of the Vietnam War.

Caption: Photos © Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

SEE: More images, videos, and news for Nancy Spero.

LEARN: Nancy Spero is featured in the Season 4 (2007) episode Protest of the Art:21–Art in the Twenty-First Century television series on PBS.

DISCUSS: What do you think about this video? Leave a comment!

PHOTO | Photos © Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

VIDEO | Producer: Susan Sollins & Nick Ravich. Sound: Merce Williams. Editor: Lizzie Donahue. Artwork courtesy: Nancy Spero. Thanks: Samm Kunce.>

Contributor
Wesley Miller is the associate curator at ART21. Miller co-curates the television series Art in the Twenty-First Century. He is also co-creator of the series New York Close Up.
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