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Man (To Be Embroidered)

Man (To Be Embroidered)

(Argentinian, b. 1941)
Image: 25 x 18 cm (9 13/16 x 7 1/16 in.); Plate: 63.5 x 45.5 cm (25 x 17 15/16 in.); Sheet: 77 x 57.7 cm (30 5/16 x 22 11/16 in.)
© Liliana Porter
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

From the time she created this print in the 1960s, Liliana Porter has continued to incorporate string into her work in a variety of ways.


The Argentinian artist Liliana Porter experimented with printmaking throughout her entire career. In works such as this one, she played on the boundaries of creating an object and representing an image by adding three-dimensional decoration to printed silhouettes. The embroidery seen here had domestic, feminine associations that countered the masculine form, which the artist associated with alienation.
  • 1968-2019
    Studio of the artist, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH through Sicardi Ayers Bacino, Houston, TX
    September 9, 2019
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Bazzano-Nelson, Florencia. Liliana Porter and the Art of Simulation. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2008. mentioned p. 24, p. 41n 46
    Exhibitions--Extended Dates. “A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America.” Cleveland Art: Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine 60, no. 3 (Summer 2020): 4-5. Reproduced and Mentioned: P. 5.
  • A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 14-August 2, 2020).
  • {{cite web|title=Man (To Be Embroidered)|url=false|author=Liliana Porter|year=1968|access-date=16 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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