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Monday, January 9, 2012

Artist Edwina Sandys On Art, Gender, And Being Churchill’s Granddaughter

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Artist Edwina Sandys. (Courtesy of Edwina Sandys)The Marriage Bed, 2003, by Edwina Sandys. (Courtesy Edwina Sandys)Christa, 1975, by Edwina Sandys. (Courtesy Edwina Sandys)Mascara, 1975, by Edwina Sandys. (Courtesy Edwina Sandys)Breakthrough, 1990, by Edwina Sandys. (Courtesy Edwina Sandys)

Edwina Sandys has won attention and acclaim for works such as “The Marriage Bed,” a full-sized metal bed divided with nails and red roses. Or there’s her controversial bronze sculpture “Christa,” portraying a female Christ on a cross.

Though, as the grand-daughter of Winston Churchill, she often watched him paint, she came to art later in life. She’s now published “Edwina Sandys Art” with text by Caroline Seebohm, which contains both a retrospective of her work and her life.

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