In her four-decade career, the artist Kiki Smith has created a visual iconography that is comprehensive and inimitable. But her most radical act may be her single-minded pursuit of a strange and unique beauty in a notably unbeautiful age.
By Nancy Hass Photographs by Jim Goldberg
STROLLING WITH THE ARTIST Kiki Smith down the not-entirely-gentrified East Village block where she lives and works, in a townhouse with a cherry-red door, can take a remarkably long time. It’s not that she isn’t nimble — at 64, she has energy to match...
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