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Lot #237

Artist Rita McKeough
Title Take It To The Teeth [Tooth]
Media cast plaster sculpture
Dated ca. 1993
Size 23 x 12 x 13.5 in. / 58.4 x 30.5 x 34.3 cm.

Place Absentee Bid

LOT OF TWO; unsigned; some surface dirt, handling marks and chips noted throughout; lot includes Take It To The Teeth - a Performance / Installation exhibition board [measuring 48 x 30 inches]; some handling marks and scratches on board noted

illustrated on page 252 in Made in Calgary - An Exploration of Art from the 1960s to the 2000s by Melanie Kjorlien and Lindsay Moir, 2016; this work was included in an installation and performance at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, 1993 by Rita McKeough and Cheryl L'Hirondelle; according to Made in Calgary, ‘Every day during a one-hour performance, the artists bashed in and chewed the two end walls of the house/circus ring/body to expose eight concealed audio tapes. Uncovering domestic abuse, recovering a voice, breaking the silence, and ending pain were the works underlying themes’)

private collection, Calgary

Hammer $650 Estimate $500/$700

Biographical Information
Rita McKeough ~ [b.1951] Canadian
see Rita McKeough, Graphic Work, by M.Laviolette, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 1985