The Spence Collection
How art can change your life.

Self-Portrait [(Ana Mendieta)]

Created 1989 Acquired 19896

Text on canvas

Artwork Story

Exhibited Laguna Art Museum 1998-9 "Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life"

Judith Spence

This banner was made to hang outside LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), a venerable alternative art space, when it was located in the industrial district of downtown. An exhibition of work by Ana Mendieta had just closed. Ana Mendieta herself had died (violently, in a fall from a building) at a young age just a few years before. So this is a somber memorial, a grave marker: the death of an exhibition and the death of an artist, which Boskovich can readily identify with, and so, he suggests, should we.


"Exh:Laguna Art Museum, 1998-9, 'Life Lessons; ...'"

About the Artist

John Boskovich


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