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