Louisiana Modern

Dorothy Iannone – A Cook Book - Blue (1969)

SKU: LA-109001-FJ
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Louisiana poster with the work, A Cook Book - Blue (1969), by the American artist, Dorothy Iannone, (b. 1933). Freedom, free love, liberated sexuality and the ecstatic union with the other are central themes in Dorothy Iannone's explicitly autobiographical and explicitly erotic images. In 2022, Louisiana presents a retrospective selection of Iannone's works, as part of the exhibition series, Louisiana on Paper.

The drawing here comes from Innone's cookbook with real recipes, seasoned with existential reflections. The book is rich in details, sensuality, humor and gender political statements, which are both served salty, sour, bitter and with umami and seductive sweetness in this take on the cookbook as a classic format. In the middle of a mayonnaise recipe, for example, the following consideration is served: "WELL, BUT GOD COULD BE A WOMAN. SORRY."

Since the 1960s, Dorothy Iannone has developed a brightly colored, ornamental imagery that unfolds in paintings, drawings, books, video sculptures and more.

Dorothy Iannone's personal love relationships constitute an essential element. But the autobiographical depictions build on a solid foundation of mythological and historical depictions of relationships and sex, love, sex and ecstasy. Here Iannone draws on references ranging from antiquity, the Icelandic sagas, Christianity and the Baroque to Indian tantra, world literature and film history.

Many works have the character of psychedelic 'graphic novels', where handwritten texts and images together tell the stories—bluntly and with the humor embedded in both linguistic and pictorial details.

Dorothy Iannone was born in Boston, USA, but has lived and worked in Europe since 1967. She is represented in Louisiana's collection with two works.
  • Brand:louisiana-modern
  • Country: Printed in Denmark
  • SKU: LA-109001-FJ
  • Material: Printed on strong, matte paper.
  • Dimensions:11.7" x 16.5" (A3)

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