Year: 1932
Type: Painting

Catalog #: SF_0067

Current Location:
Slobodkina Foundation

Exhibition History:

“The Life and Art of Esphyr Slobodkina,” organized by the Tufts University Art Gallery; Tisch Gallery, Tufts University January 16-March 29, 1992; Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, City University of New York, November 5-December 15, 1992.

“Rediscovering Slobodkina: A Pioneer of American Abstraction,” Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, Jan 10 – Mar 22, 2009; Samuel P. Harn Art Museum, Gainesville, FL, Jun 16 – Sept 6, 2009; Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL, Oct 1 – Dec 29, 2009; Sheldon Art Museum, Lincoln, NE, Jan 26 – Apr 18, 2010.

27 x 12

Throughout their courtship, Bolotowsky would often make sketches of Slobodkina. He liked recording the unusual way she held her feet – a pigeon-toed position he thought looked “just like a little bow.” Intrigued by this idea, Slobodkina sat down in front of a mirror and began to paint herself, observing that her habitual pose did form a rather striking design (from an oral interview with Slobodkina conducted by Ann Marie Sayer, January 19, 2000-March 1, 2001).

Signature / Artist Notation:
Recto: Esphyr [remainder of signature illegible]