The Principal Wife Goes On

Copied Sheila Hicks, The Principal Wife Goes On, 1969, linen, silk, wool and synthetic fibers, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., 1977.118.2A-F

Artwork Details

Title
The Principal Wife Goes On
Artist
Date
1969
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
part A: 185 14194 in. (470.548.210.1 cm) part B: 187 149 143 18 in. (475.623.58 cm) part C: 18611 183 58 in. (472.528.39.3 cm) part D: 184 789 783 78 in. (469.62510 cm) part E: 185 58103 58 in. (471.425.49.3 cm) part F: 189 5810 184 14 in. (481.725.710.8 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
Mediums Description
linen, silk, wool and synthetic fibers
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1977.118.2A-F

Exhibitions

Media - 2019.15 - SAAM-2019.15_1 - 137377
Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women
May 31, 2024January 5, 2025
The artists in Subversive, Skilled, Sublime: Fiber Art by Women mastered and subverted the everyday materials of cotton, felt, and wool to create deeply personal artworks. This exhibition presents an alternative history of twentieth-century American art by showcasing the work of artists such as Emma Amos, Sheila Hicks, and Faith Ringgold, who, stitch by stitch, utilized fiber materials to express their personal stories and create resonant and intricate artworks.