The High Museum of Art has acquired a collection of 56 prints by Kiki Smith. The acquisition is a coup for the Atlanta museum, which until recently only owned one piece by the mythologizing artist, Mother (1992–93), a sculptural installation incorporating glass casts of the artist’s mother’s feet and glass tears scattered on the floor.
The print collection is a partial gift from collector and Atlanta native Stephen Dull, a vice president at VF Corp., an apparel company based in Greensboro, N.C.
The High’s new cache includes color lithographs, aquatints, etchings and mixed-medium prints ranging from 1991 to 2004. The earliest piece, Banshee Pearls, is a 12-panel lithograph with aluminum leaf flourishes. One of the best known works is My Blue Lake (1995), a trippy hand-colored self-portrait that Smith made by having herself photographed with a special camera that can produce a 360-degree image.
All 56 works are in “Kiki Smith: Rituals,” on view at the High from Oct. 8, 2011, to Jan. 22, 2012.
Kiki Smith, Born.