Judy Chicago, Donald Woodman, WIPP-ed

Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman, WIPP-ed, 1989

Judy Chicago
born 1939 Chicago, Illinois; lives Belen, New Mexico
Donald Woodman
born 1945 Haverhill, Massachusetts; lives Belen, New Mexico
WIPP-ed (from the series Nuclear Waste(d))
sprayed acrylic, oil, Prismacolor, and photography on PhotoLine
16 x 20 x ⅞ in.
New Mexico Museum of Art, Gift of Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman, 2011, 2011.11.2
© 2020 Judy Chicago / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2020 (photo) Donald Woodman / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York
photo by Blair Clark

In the series Nuclear Waste(d), Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman address the consequences of the nuclear industry in New Mexico. These photographs document various nuclear-related sites throughout the state. They were photographed by Woodman then painted on by Chicago. WIPP or the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is located in southern New Mexico near Carlsbad.

WIPP-ed is a play on words that references the site where the waste pictured on the truck will be disposed of.