Vaginal Davis (aka Vaginal "Creme" Davis),
b. February 23rd, 1969
Clay, Stucco fragments, Wet&Wild Brickhouse Nail Varnish, Neon Nail Lacquer, Rival deLoop Nylon Nail Enamel, Hydrogen Peroxide, Glycerin, Witch Hazel, Pam, Aqua Net Extra Strength Hair Spray, Jean Nate perfume
6 x 6 x 3 1/4 in. (15.24 x 15.24 x 8.26 cm)
Marie-Louise and Samuel R. Rosenthal Fund
In her series of sculptures, one of which is shown here, Davis combines retail products of “traditional femininity” (however recent their formulation or vintage) to form impressions that evoke the primordial, like a relic of an L.A. drag scene discovered in the La Brea Tar Pits, its color, scent, and unabashedness intact.