Art Links: "Decades Before Judy Chicago's 'The Dinner Party'..."

This article from artnet News discusses the exhibit that showcases Vanessa Bell's and Duncan Grant's proto-feminist masterpiece. Here's an excerpt:

"The Famous Women Dinner Service is a 50-piece ceramic dish set featuring portraits of famous women from history, completed between 1932 and 1934. The subjects range from Hollywood star Greta Garbo to the Queen of Sheba…Even though it predates Judy Chicago’s iconic The Dinner Party—a triangular table with 39 place settings recognizing the achievements of women throughout history—by more than 40 years, there’s a reason you haven’t heard of The Famous Women Dinner Service. A private commission, it was never publicly displayed, and for decades, art historians believed it was lost. Indeed, Chicago conceived her magnum opus without knowledge of its British counterpart."

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