The Estate of Idelle Weber has issued a limited edition print of Idelle Weber's 1966 piece Falling Figures. This is an edition of 60, 6 APs, 3 PPs produced in collaboration with Ali Sahmel of Pegasus Prints. Brooklyn, NY. The work measures 23.5" x 19.25” and is printed on 2-Ply Rising Museum Board with a 1/4' white border. All prints are hand-numbered and stamped "IDELLE WEBER" with a stamp used by Idelle Weber on her limited edition digital prints from 2013. A Certificate of Authenticity is provided with each print that is also stamped.
The original Falling Figures was executed in 1966 and is tempera on Color-Aid Paper. This work on paper was not exhibited until 2013. This followed a re-discovery of Weber's work from her Pop period brought on by the work of curator Sid Sachs and the award-winning, traveling exhibition Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958-68. This exhibition and others helped begin a long overdue reckoning in the art world about the sidelining and diminishing of women artists. In fact, in 1993, former New York Times critic Hilton Kramer wrote in The Observer, "there were no women in the Pop Art movement, which was an exclusively male domain." In a Letter to the Editor, Weber replied, " I disagree... In addition to myself there were Marjorie Strider, Marisol, and Rosalyn Drexler." It took 17 more years before those women started getting credit for their contribution to this vital moment in Art History.
Falling Figures was created during a period in which Weber was closely linked to the Pop Art movement and as she moved her focus from paining to sculpture. Weber completed three large plexiglass cut-outs of a similar suspended female figure. The series was titled Flight and executed between 1966 and 1969. Two of these pieces are featured on the 1960s Artworks page on this website. All of these pieces continued an exploration of suspended figures that Weber began in the early 60s with works like What Is It Like to Fall From Heaven? (1961). Falling Figures was published as part of Weber's obituary in The New York Times in 2020, and after numerous inquires about the work, the Estate Of Idelle decided to issue this limited edition print.
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