Leonor Fini | The Strength of the Female Gaze (2022)

Video (3:05): Sotheby’s specialist Lisa Stevenson invites us to explore Leonor Fini’s surrealist painting Rasch Rasch Rach meine Puppen Warten (1975).

Leonor Fini (1907-1996) was an Argentine born Italian artist. Her 1966 painting of women making love in a train, Le Long du Chemin is one of the most widely known erotic images painted by a lesbian in the 1960’s. Her works are still widely exhibited. Galerie Minsky’s exhibition Leonor Fini, June 15 – September 16, 2023 in Paris, France, is highlighting a lesser-known facet of her work, that of an artist very attached to the use of paper. The exhibition features illustrations produced for The Tempest by Shakespeare, 1965, and for the Complete Imaginative and Poetic Works of Edgar Allan Poe, 1966. Leonor Fini illustrated nearly fifty books.

Still from the video above: Leonor Fini. Rasch, Rasch, Rasch, meine Puppen Warten (Hurry, Hurry, Hurry… My Dolls are Waiting) (1975),oil on canvas; 113.8 by 145.5cm., 44″ by 57″. Framed: 113.8 by 145.5cm., 52″ by 57″.

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