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The Pioneering Art of Lynda Benglis: Sculptures and Video Art that Redefined Boundaries

Lynda Benglis is a name that resonates with innovation, defiance, and a fearless approach to art. Throughout her illustrious career, she has continually challenged the conventions of the male-dominated art world, pushing the boundaries of material, form, and medium. Known for her pioneering work in poured latex and polyurethane sculptures, as well as her provocative video art, Benglis has made a profound impact on the landscape of contemporary art by questioning formalist aesthetics and exploring the intersections of gender, identity, and artistic expression. Lynda Benglis in her advertisement in the November 1974 Breaking Ground with Poured Latex In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Benglis began to make waves in the art world with her poured latex sculptures. These works were groundbreaking not only for their innovative use of materials but also for their radical departure from traditional sculptural techniques. Unlike the rigid, vertical forms that characterized much of modern sculptu