Artwork Title: The Answer is No - Artist Name: Kay Sage

The Answer is No

Kay Sage, 1958

Artwork Title: The Answer is No - Artist Name: Kay SageArtwork Title: The Answer is No - Artist Name: Kay Sage
In her work, titled “The Answer Is No,” blank canvases on easels multiply and swarm like the brooms in Disney’s “Fantasia.” It was her last painting. Five years later, still grieving and partially blinded by a botched cataract surgery, she shot herself in the heart. In a suicide note, she wrote, “The first painting by Yves that I saw, before I knew him, was called ‘I’m Waiting for You.’ I’ve come. Now he’s waiting for me again — I’m on my way.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/arts/design/double-solitaire-art-by-kay-sage-and-yves-tanguy-review.html) Here she depicts a mass of frames and blank rectangular shapes, which it is easy to read as a crowded mass of blank canvasses and stretchers, paintings that would never be. In her diary entry for August 1961 she wrote, "I have said all that I have to say. There is nothing left for me to do but scream." http://surrealism.website/Kay Sage.html
female artist
oil on canvas

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