Lynn Hershman Leeson reflects on the progression of her practice, fluid in medium while consistent in message, in this preview of the upcoming San Francisco Bay Area episode from Season 9 of the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series.
Recalling an experience from the 1970s where her work was purchased and subsequently returned by a male buyer, Leeson says, “Somehow he found out I was female and he returned the work because he said that women weren’t good investments. He was wrong.”
Season 9 of Art in the Twenty-First Century premieres September 21 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS. San Francisco Bay Area airs September 28 at 9:00 p.m.