Some huge names in the art world have been pulled together for a show celebrating female pleasure, on show now at Sotheby’s LA.
The groundbreaking exhibition—presented in collaboration with BlackBook—is titled A Woman’s Right To Pleasure, and features pioneering artists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Penny Slinger, Nan Goldin, Reka Nyari, Tracey Emin, and more.
Following BlackBook’s A Woman’s Right To Pleasure book, the exhibition offers up a similarly unapologetic view of female pleasure through the literal (an oil painting of Leonardo DiCaprio mid-cunnilingus in Alexandra Rubinstein’s What’s Gilbert Grape Eating) to the metaphorical (Reka Nyari’s black and white photograph of a cat held in front of a naked body for Pussy).
The dialogue that many of the featured artists were initiating—well before the concept of women as sexual beings with desires of their own was even allowed to enter the chat—in past eras was truly remarkable, many laying the groundwork for future generations of women artists to be bold and unashamed in their own artmaking practice. It’s not often you have the chance to see a lineup of such iconic women artists from all corners of the art world, in the one place at the one time, so make sure you get to Sotheby’s at 350 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, California to check it out.