Signing in to your online account allows you to see you account history, save shipping addresses and billing information. There are 0 customer reviews and 12 customer ratings. Made at a critical juncture in Betye Saar’s (born 1926) career, the enigmatic assemblage Black Girl’s Window (1969) was recognized by the artist as a crucial link between her past and future even at the time she made it.

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She was always drawing on little bits of papers, and notebooks, and sketchbooks, and stuff. It is the variety of the materials and of the iconography in the work (Jerrold Shiroma. Save $20 when you spend $100, $40 off $200. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. We will notify you via email once this item is back in stock. I don't remember sitting for portraits. Please turn it on so that you can experience the full capabilities of this site. Tracye Saar-Cavanaugh: So I'm Tracye Saar-Cavanaugh. One of these items ships sooner than the other. After nearly a decade of focused work in printmaking, artist Betye Saar created her autobiographical assemblage Black Girl’s Window in 1969. I think she was just observing. Unable to add item to List. Crossing Borders through Folklore : African American Women's Fiction and Art. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. There's a problem loading this menu right now. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Details. So this work Girl Children, that's my sisters and myself, and Lezley's the eldest, she's on the left. I'm Betye's youngest daughter. As a young girl who frequently collected, assembled, and repaired objects, Betye Saar has become an icon of assemblage art.

Get your MoMA member savings by entering your member number during checkout. And there's also an interesting sound when she would use the brayer that she would squeeze out the ink, and roll it over the printing plate. On view from October 21, 2019, © 2020 MoMA Design Store All Rights Reserved. It’s like stepping into a different institution in many ways when you cross the threshold: deeper, richer, more textured and more emotional. In sharp contrast to much of the stark white-walled museum, the walls of this exhibit a the MoMA are a deep eggplant purple. And, it makes like a weird kind of sticky rolling sound. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission.

[18] , [19] Black Girl's Window is an assemblage piece made from an old window, in which the painted silhouette of a girl presses her face and hands against the pane. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Audio from Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl's Window.

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We played in there – We used to pretend it was a ship wheel, like a clipper ship kind of thing, this thing that she could crank to roll the huge weight over the plates when she was making her work. Become a member at checkout to save 20% on your first purchase and get free shipping. Sign up for promotions, new releases, early access and more. Something went wrong. The Museum of Modern Art presents Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window, an in-depth solo exhibition exploring the deep ties between the artist’s iconic autobiographical assemblage Black Girl's Window (1969) and her rare, early prints, made during the 1960s. At center, an arresting painted image of a girl confronts the viewer through parted curtains, her hands pressed against a pane of glass. Betye Saar made Black Girl's Window in 1969. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window at the MoMA. I'm the youngest in the middle, and Alison's on the right. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. In 1969 Betye Saar created Black Girl’s Window, assembling found images and fragments of her own prints into a discarded frame. Saar's work is a result of the convergence of black power, spirituality and mysticism, and feminism, as seen in Black Girl's Window, 1969. The Black girl named in the title appears in the lower half of this found window frame.

The house where we grew up in Laurel Canyon, there's a long room that ran the length of it, and had these big windows. Betye Saar, Black Girl's Window (1969) Poster for Betye Saar Exhibition 1973 Sources Sources Billingslea-Brown, Alma Jean. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Initially a printmaker, Saar has evolved into more than that. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I have three daughters, Lezley, Alison, and Tracye, and their portrait is here. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley, and Alison Saar.