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Conduit

© Janine Antoni. Image courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

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Conduit

© Janine Antoni. Image courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Conduit

© Janine Antoni. Image courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Conduit

© Janine Antoni. Image courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Janine Antoni

Bahamian, born 1964

Conduit, 2009

digital chromegenic color print and copper sculpture with urine verdigris patina

Edition: 2/10 plus 4 artist's proofs

2010:17b (overall): 2 x 7 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches (5.08 x 18.415 x 5.715 cm); 2010:17a (sheet): 27 1/4 x 32 1/4 inches (69.21 x 81.91 cm); 2010:17a (framed): 28 x 33 x 2 1/8 inches (71.12 x 83.82 x 5.4 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Edmund Hayes Fund, 2010

2010:17a-b

More Details

Provenance

the artist;
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York;
June 29, 2010, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Photographs
Digital prints
Sculpture

Work Type

Chromogenic color print
Laser print
Sculpture (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

To make Conduit, Janine Antoni began by creating a small, hollow copper sculpture in the shape of gargoyle that can be also used by a woman to urinate while standing; the accompanying photograph shows Antoni doing just that, from atop New York’s Chrysler Building. The concept for the work stems from Antoni’s interest in pirates. As a young girl in the Bahamas, she was fascinated by the notorious eighteenth-century pirate Anne Bonny, who disguised herself as a man. Bonny's disguise included an apparatus that similarly allowed her to urinate while standing. Antoni originally intended to conduct her performance at a church, in reference to an early memory of a nun instructing her that her body was a temple, however, she was turned away from all the institutions she approached. In the end, the Chrysler Building was the perfect backdrop for her performance; the building's facade features several gargoyles similar to the sculptural element of Conduit. As captured in the photograph, Antoni's act and beard-like appearance of her windblown hair also reference the piratical act of walking the plank.

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