Dorothy Iannone

 
Since the early 1960s, Dorothy Iannone (born 1933 in Boston, lives and works in Berlin) has occupied herself with the attempt to represent ecstatic love: “the union of gender, feeling and pleasure,” as she herself describes it. Today, her oeuvre encompasses paintings, drawings, collages, video sculptures, objects, and publications. A narrative element, fed with personal mythologies, experiences, feelings, and relationships, runs through all of her works. Particularly in her late figurative painting, which almost appears to dissolve into the ornamental, she creates scenarios in symbolic settings, in which she also consistently celebrates a playful handling of the subject matter. Since the 1960s, this visual self-empowerment has been read as a contribution to the liberalization of female sexuality. On the other hand, Iannone, who takes a spiritual, existential approach, has never seen herself as part of a feminist movement. However, in bringing her works to the public, she inevitably manifests a self-understanding through her handling of controversial subject matter.

See also Dieter Roth.
 
Dorothy Iannone - The Story of Bern, [or] Showing Colors
2019
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
The seminal tale of Iannone's advocacy for sexual liberation.
Dorothy Iannone - A CookBook
2019
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
out of stock
The long-awaited facsimile publication of Dorothy Iannone's 1969 cookbook.
Dorothy Iannone - A Fluxus Essay (book / CD)
2016
English edition
Tochnit Aleph
Dorothy Iannone tells her Fluxus Story in a Berlin recording from 1979.
Dorothy Iannone - Ewig Grün (vinyl LP)
2016
French edition
Tochnit Aleph
out of stock
An audio recording of the American artist performing a German folk song while masturbating.
Dorothy Iannone - Censorship and The Irrepressible Drive Toward Love and Divinity
2014
bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
(last copies available!)
Artist's book.


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