|Our Godmother... feminist artist, Judy Chicago.|
"I told Chicago that I was struck that, though she had often struggled in her career — overcoming the disapprobation of critics, the indifference of institutions and overt and tacit misogyny — she had managed to hold onto a sense of her work’s importance. She said, with her usual matter-of-factness, that it was simply a matter of pragmatism."
- Excerpt and photo (above) via the recent NY Times' feature: Judy Chicago, The Godmother.
It's pretty much impossible to keep up with Judy Chicago, but never let it be said some of us don't try! Recently chosen as one of the Times' Top 100 most influential people, and appearing on the cover of NY Times' (February) Women's Fashion issue, Judy is always newsworthy. Don't believe me? Just check out this avalanche of Judy articles appearing within the past year.
Anyway, she isn't our Godmother for nothing... although Our Fearless Leader, or Her Majesty will do... Which is why I'm here today. I realize it's a little late but at 6:30 PM tonight EST Judy was at Stanford University chatting with art historian, Marci Kwon, at the Bing Concert Hall.
The event was Livestreamed here. When and if archival footage appears, I'll update this post with a link.