Lynda Benglis, Contraband, 1969. Pigmented latex, 3 × 116 1/4 × 398 1/4 in. (7.6 × 295.3 × 1011.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Painting and Sculpture Committee and partial gift of John Cheim and Howard Read 2008.14
Artist Lynda Benglis discusses the process of creating Contraband by pigmenting rubber latex and pouring it on the floor of her studio. First recognized for “spill” pieces such as this one, Benglis explains how her materials relate to nature, chemistry, and cooking.
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