1968, Cleo’s View 

 

The free standing figure is not of Kanovitz’s daughter, Cleo, who would have been a small child.  It is of a teenage baby sitter.  What is shown is literally Cleo’s “view”.

 

“My cut-outs are like an illusion stage, androgenous, not quite painting, nor sculpture. The intention is to create a shared space of quasi art between the viewer and the object on the wall. They are conceived from the back so that, like ourselves, they are looking at something.

 

- Howard Kanovitz