Ana Mendieta1948-1985

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA

$7,500 to acquire for the museum’s permanent collection the 1978 photograph Untitled, (from the Silueta Series) as well as six photographs from Volcano Series No. 2, 1979. Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Mendieta made sculptures and earthworks based on mythic female forms and influenced by Cuban and Mexican spiritual traditions. Her “interventions” into nature included materials such as rock formations, tree trunks, roots, leaves, debris, sand, and water.