If this is your first time reading, let me take a moment to tell you the absolute number one tenet here on Ribbon Around a Bomb: ALWAYS style over substance. I mean, why discuss an artist’s work when you can judge their sartorial choices, right?
In the spirit of that credo, here are some of my favorite women artists of the past century, who have been inspiring me lately with their no-fucking-frills androgynous style. Jesus, why do I wear stupid dresses?
[Valie Export, Identity Transfer 2, 1968.]
[Lynda Benglis, the woman responsible for this truly, um, "androgynous" situation. 1974.]
Sorry about this shit. Ribbon Around a Bomb podcast coming soon, I swear.