A Woman's Right to Pleasure
“If we could truly depict women's desire, we might come to understand how it secretly rules the world.” ―Erica Jong, A Woman's Right To Pleasure
Iconic and never-before-published works by Georgia O'Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer, Marlene Dumas, and Alice Neel run alongside that of emerging talent, such as Mickalene Thomas, Martine Gutierrez, and Harley Weir; photographers like Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems, Marilyn Minter, and Nan Goldin; and original essays by New York Times best-selling authors Erica Jong and Roxane Gay, in this groundbreaking art book that sees the most critical female voices of the last century explore the idea of pleasure―and empowerment―in all its forms.
Artists include Nina Chanel Abney, Marina Abramovic, Ghada Amer, Judith Bernstein, Renate Bertlmann, Cass Bird, Louise Bourgeois, Cecily Brown, Arvida Bystrom, Amanda Charchian, Judy Chicago, Maisie Cousins, Renee Cox, Vaginal Davis, Tamara De Lempicka, Annique Delphine, Suzy Kellems Dominik, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Leonor Fini, Monica Kim Garza, Nan Goldin, Martine Gutierrez, Andrea Hasler, Jenny Holzer, Elizabeth Ilsley, Natalie Krim, Friedl Kubelka, Dani Lessnau, Natalia LL, Sarah Lucas, Sally Mann, Lena Marquise, Andrea Mary Marshall, Marilyn Minter, Sophia Narrett, Alice Neel, Reka Nyari, Georgia O'Keeffe, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Meret Oppenheim, Signe Pierce, Alexandra Rubinstein, Faith Ringgold, Jenny Saville, Carolee Schneemann, Tschabalala Self, Joan Semmel, Cindy Sherman, Sonia Sieff, Penny Slinger, Mairi-Luise Tabbakh, Mickalene Thomas, Betty Tompkins, Ellen Von Unwerth, Sophia Wallace, Carrie Mae Weems, Harley Weir, and Luo Yang, with an exclusive coloring book by RIP Bambi.
Forewords by Roxane Gay Erica Jong. Texts by Kathy Acker, Judy Chicago, Vaginal Davis, Alice Little, Erika Lust, Naana Otoo Oyortey, Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova, Natasha Stagg, and Stoya. With quotations of Simone de Beauvoir, Eve Ensler, Betty Friedan, Audre Lorde, Anais Nin, and Naomi Wolf.