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Saca La Lengua

Artist/Maker: Marisol Escobar (United States (born France), 1930-2016)

Date: 1972
Medium: offset lithograph
Sheet: 41 1/8 x 29 1/4 in. (104.5 x 74.3 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Bruce and Evelyn Langlieb Greer
Object number: 80.0092
DescriptionThis image is universally recognized as a rude gesture of defiance or belligerence. Isolated and enlarged, the sexually ambiguous mouth can be interpreted as a tongue-out-of, rather than in-cheek, reference to the blatancy of advertising billboards. We can speculate that the mouth is the artist's own, as Marisol is known to have made a number of provocative works around this time based on her own body.
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