Sale 14PT04 | Lot 57

Edwina Sandys

Catalogue: Post War & Contemporary Art
Edwina Sandys

Lot Details

Lot 57
Edwina Sandys
English, b. 1938
Christa, 1975
Resin with bronze patina on a lucite cross. Conceived as an edition of six, only three casts were made. This is 1/6.
41 x 34 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches (104.14 x 88.26 x 19.05 cm) figure, 54 x 40 inches (137.16 x 101.6 cm) lucite

Ed Schuman, NY
The Artist
Private collection, NY

Livingston-Learmonth Gallery, NY, Edwina Sandys, 1975

First shown in London in 1975, Christa attracted widespread attention when she was displayed adjacent to the main altar of Manhattan's Cathedral of St. John the Divine during Holy Week in 1984. Her exhibition in this liturgical context evoked polar reactions; proponents lauded the work's gender-inclusive interpretation of Christ, while opponents declaimed it as theologically reprehensible. Protests forced Christa's removal from the cathedral after a mere eleven days, yet the work has since been featured at major galleries, museums and churches throughout North America and Europe. Christa is oft-recognized as the first representation of a female Christ on a crucifix; as perhaps the most significant work in Sandys' oeuvre, and as a milestone in the 1970s feminist art canon.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $4,062 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

The tip of the prong in the figure's crown at center left has been broken off.

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Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for $4,062 (includes buyer's premium)

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Post War & Contemporary Art

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