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Zero, Irresistible by Sonja Sekula

Zero, Irresistible, watercolor and gouache on paper(ca. 1950) by Sonja Sekula

Sonja Sekula (1918-1963) (also known as Sonia Sekula) was an Swiss-American artist linked with the abstract expressionist movement, notable for her activity as an “out” lesbian in the New York art world during the 1940s and early 1950s. Her most productive years were when she was in New York from 1936-1955. On 25 April 1963, she hanged herself in her studio in Zurich after many years of mental health issues.


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