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Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Martha Rosler, Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (ca. 1966–1972) at Art Basel Unlimited, Switzerland, 2022

Press Release

Unlimited
Hall 1 | Booth U16
June 13 – 19, 2022

Martha Rosler began Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain in the mid-1960s and continued the series until 1972. She constructed these collages from glossy print ads and fashion magazines, reassembling them in various states of fragmentation to produce a poignant and effective criticism of the external pressures and fantasies projected on woman. Mitchell-Innes & Nash and Galerie Nagel Draxler are delighted to present, for the first time, the full set of photomontages and original collages.