Dialogue with Lady in Pink
8 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches (21.6 x 14 x 4.4 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
Liliana Porter found two depictions of females. One is a small figurine and the other is the image on the cover of a book. What happens when they are placed together? Do they talk? If so, what do they say? How do they deal with their differences (scale, medium, age, etc.)? Where did they each come from? Can they help each other? These are unanswerable questions and, on one hand, they are absurd. On the other, they provide an opportunity to think freely and deeply about human interactions and material culture. The artist has adhered the two depictions together and then casually painted the assemblage so as to bring them into the same space. Porter suggests that the absurdity can actually be the key to let one think deeply and she has been doing just that for the sixty years of her long and storied arc as an artist.