Kay Sage’s Your Move and/as Autobiography

Elisabeth Sherman


Kay Sage documented her final body of work in an artist's book titled "Your Move", published in 1961 in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name. Through the combination of reproductions of assemblage works included in the exhibition, and a poem of the same title, Sage weaved in complex references to her past and her artistic influences, while using the metaphors of games throughout to draw the disparate ideas together. This combination of text and image, reference and metaphor, presents a complicated and never-stable portrait of Sage as she saw her own identity, always changing and maleable.

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