CULTURE

A Look Back at “Coming to Power,” One of New York’s Most Explicit Exhibits

In 1993, Ellen Cantor gathered up some of the city’s most prominent women artists – Lynda Benglis, Nicole Eisenman, Nan Goldin, Carole Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, and Yoko Ono, among them – and staged what was one of perhaps New York’s most explicit art shows to date. Over twenty years later, the works were just as shocking this fall at the show’s restaging at Maccarone gallery in honor of Cantor, who passed away in 2013. Take a look, here.

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Alice Neel, “Nadya Nude,” 1933.

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Patricia Cronin, “girls,” 1993.

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Zoe Leonard, “View from Below, Geoffrey Beene Fashion Show,” 1990.

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Marilyn Minter, “Flurry,” 1994.

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Doris Kloster, “Bullwhipping,” 1993.

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Judith Bernstein, “FUCKED BY NUMBER,” 1996.

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Carolee Schneemann, “Eye Body (From 36 Transformative Actions for Camera),” 1963/1965.

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Monica Majoli, “Untitled (Bathtub Orgy),” 1990.

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Judith Bernstein, “SUPERZIPPER #6,” 1966.

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Nancy Fried, “If You Go Away,” 1976.

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Lorraine O’Grady, “Body/Ground (The Clearing: or Cortez and La Malinche. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings, N. and Me),” 1991.

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Joan Semmel, “Purple Passion,” 1973.