This life-sized bronze sculpture depicts a small nude woman creeping down the wall like Spiderman, defying gravity. Curled up with her knees under her body, her rear end aimed at the ceiling, and her breasts pointing toward the wall, she glances back over her left shoulder with piercing glass eyes and a steely gaze. Her cast bronze body is dark brown in color and features rough textured patches, and raised seams that resemble thick veins. Her right hand and foot lie flat against the wall with clearly delineated fingers and toes, but on her left side her digits are missing, as if they’ve disappeared into the wall.
Kiki Smith
Lilith, 1994

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Artist name
Kiki Smith
Date created
silicon bronze and glass
33 in. x 27 1/2 in. x 19 in. (83.82 cm x 69.85 cm x 48.26 cm)
Date Acquired
Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund purchase
© Kiki Smith
Permanent URL
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

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