Ed and Nancy Kienholz

American, 1927-1994. American, 1943-2019. Edward Kienholz’s collaboration with his wife Nancy Reddin Kienholz began in 1972, when they met in Los Angeles. Edward had been on the art scene for decades prior to meeting Nacy, a photojournalist. His work, found-object assemblages and installations that he referred to as tableauxs, graphically criticized racism, abuse, and other social injustices in ways that certain groups of people found objectionable. Together, they created the biggest and most ambitious installation either had ever produced: Hoerengracht (1983-88), a life-size rendition of a 1980s Amsterdam brothel district. In speaking about their work with her husband, Nancy once told a critic: “As Ed would have said, it’s always so much more fun when there are scandalized patrons.”

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