World Premiere: What if Women Ruled the World?

Judy Chicago
July 17, 2021
Judy Chicago at Zane Bennett Gallery
Judy Chicago, What if Women Ruled the World?, 2020 Archival pigment print on paper, 36 x 27 in (91.4 x 68.6 cm), Edition of 75, $4500.

"What if women ruled the world?" asks iconic feminist artist Judy Chicago. Chicago famously posed this question in a 2020 commission for Dior’s Haute Couture Spring Summer Show, but the artist actually dreamed it up in 1977 as she was finishing her milestone installation The Dinner Party


This archival pigment print commemorates the Dior show, capturing the aesthetic of the monumental appliqué and velvet banners that encircled the runway. It is emblazoned with embroidery-mimicking text emblematic of Chicago’s fiber practice—a perfect addition to our TEXTURES exhibition, which features printmakers who evoke textiles. Courtesy of Turner Carroll Gallery, the print makes its world premiere at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art.


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