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According to one of my art history profs, this was the first painting of an erection shown in a gallery. Wieland painted this after her divorce to husband and fellow artist Micheal Snow. The male angel is swallowing a phoenix, showing her cynicism about the dominance men have over women in the arts and her hoof is a reference to the idea of women as domestic animals.
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Joyce Wieland
Artist on Fire, 1983

According to one of my art history profs, this was the first painting of an erection shown in a gallery. Wieland painted this after her divorce to husband and fellow artist Micheal Snow. The male angel is swallowing a phoenix, showing her cynicism about the dominance men have over women in the arts and her hoof is a reference to the idea of women as domestic animals.

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Joyce Wieland

Artist on Fire, 1983

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