Annette Messager has created numerous artist books over the past 40 years. This new leporello-style artist book offers a partial response to the issue that matters of the female body and a concern that women's desire —and especially their ability to openly express it—continues to be met with resistance. Indeed isn't this desire—women's desire—precisely the desire to be able to, as females, manifest, affirm, and express themselves?
Les Uterus fleurissent, 2017
Closed: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (9.6 x 6.5 cm)
Edition of 100 +9AP
All signed and numbered
Published by Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, 2017