An ode to being human and the need to express one’s self, Our City Dreams tells the story of the loves and the sufferings of five women who chose to move to New York City.
“I don’t believe in progress in art. Prehistoric art can’t be beat! Sophistication isn’t progress. It’s just that now there’s a realization and an analysis on our part.”
Artist Nancy Spero talks to Sue Williams about her “violent, cartoonish, explicit, voracious” paintings, influenced by past victimization and interpreted in a myriad of ways.
Handprinting on paper, titled Artemis II (detail) by Nancy Spero.