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“Forward via a female past”: Pauline Boty and the historiographical promise of the woman pop artist

Tate, Sue

Authors

Sue Tate sue.tate@uwe.ac.uk



Contributors

Alexandra M Kokoli
Editor

Abstract

This chapter considers the return to visibility, after nearly 30 years, of the work of Pauline Boty, British Pop Artist. It explores why not only the mainstream histories of Pop but also feminist art history, understood as
part of a historically located political project, have been unwilling (or unable) to accommodate her and other women Pop artists. It then explores the ways in which Boty’s work, positioned within certain reconfigured art historical genealogies, enables a re-framing of the problematic relationship women have with mass culture and addresses some of feminism’s current needs.

Citation

Tate, S. (2008). “Forward via a female past”: Pauline Boty and the historiographical promise of the woman pop artist. In A. M. Kokoli (Ed.), Feminism Reframed, Reflections on Art and Difference, 177-205. Cambridge Scholar Publishing

Publication Date Jan 1, 2008
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 177-205
Book Title Feminism Reframed, Reflections on Art and Difference
ISBN 9781847184054
Keywords Pauline Boty, women pop artists, feminist historiography, women and mass culture, feminist art history
Publisher URL http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Feminism-Reframed1-84718-405-7.htm

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