Masami Teraoka (b. 1936)
Male and Female Form
United States, 1965-1972
Sculpture; lacquer on fiberglass resin
Courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
While interested in producing a sculpture that could express the sexual themes found in his other works, Teraoka felt that a gender-neutral image would interest both men and women to an equal degree. This sculpture, therefore, melds references to male and female genitalia into a single, hermaphroditic wonder.