No Title


Conté crayon on paper

29.9 x 45.5 cm (11 3/4 x 17 15/16 in.)

The only subject in Lozano's No Title is a large hand filling the sheet’s whole surface. Drawn in chiaroscuro with a frenetic, coarse pencil stroke, a weird middle finger with phallic features emerges in the centre of the composition.

Part of a series Lozano made in 1962, the drawing modestly depicts the states and gestures of a hand endowed with a male sex. The phallic motif is omnipresent in her work. Whether explicit, suggestive or even abstract, it always tends to evoke the omnipotent presence of man in our society, even in our most harmless visual world.

Acquired by the Pinault Collection, No Title was presented, with other drawings from the series, for the first time during the 2009 group show "Mapping the Studio" at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.