"Black and the Red III," detail (1994)

"Black and the Red III," detail, 1994
Handprinting and printed collage on paper; 22 panels, each approximately 19 1/2 x 96 1/2 inches.
Installation view: Malmö Konsthall, Sweden.
Photo by David Reynolds.
© Nancy Spero, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"I wanted to paint, and I wanted to shift from dancing all over the place to do something more geometrical, to get it down to a patterning and a control in the space that looked less coded than one might otherwise think if I added black and red. In a continuous line on the wall, it was like a message."
- Nancy Spero